Commenting on the inflation statistics for June 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -While the fall in inflation in June will surprise many, consumer price growth is likely to resume its upward trend in the coming months, with the elevated cost of imported raw materials still filtering through supply chains.
Access to skilled labour remains a major concern for Sheffield City Region businesses according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), run by the region's Chambers of Commerce.
Commenting on the announcements on HS2 made by the Department for Transport, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The HS2 project is intended to boost the infrastructure capacity of the UK as a whole so business communities will welcome this clarity on the routes, but will want to see action begin on all phases as soon as possible.
Westfield Health named as first major sponsor for the 22nd World Transplant Games NewcastleGateshead 2019 Sheffield-based health and wellbeing specialist; Westfield Health, has signed-up as the first major sponsor of the 22nd World Transplant Games when they are staged in NewcastleGateshead in 2019.
Sheffield City Trust (SCT) has announced a huge investment in initiatives to get the city's children active this summer.
A partnership between the rail supply industry and a consortium of seven universities including the University of Sheffield has secured £92 million to fund research aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of railway excellence.
Sheffield Hallam University's professor of nursing has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Abertay University for her services to healthcare.
In its response to the Low Pay Commission Consultation, the British Chambers of Commerce calls for a cautious approach to setting the National Living Wage (NLW) but one which will help low paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation without pricing people out of jobs.