Commenting on today's interest rate decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -While the Bank of England's decision to keep interest rates on hold was widely expected, there was a surprising shift in the committee's voting pattern, with one member voting for a rate rise.
Sheffield Hallam University is set to welcome some of Europe's top healthcare experts as it hosts the World Health Organisation's (WHO) consultation on new guidelines around female genital mutilation (FGM).
Commenting on the statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond pausing the rise in National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The NICs rise, together with the cut to dividend tax-free allowances, was not viewed favourably by entrepreneurs so this move and pause for thought are welcome.
A leading local law firm has hailed a landmark legal ruling today as good news for anyone with a specific beneficiary when making their will.
Commenting on the labour market statistics for March 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The UK's jobs market is going from strength to strength, with the number of people in work continuing to rise and unemployment also falling.