Today (22nd May), Sheffield Chamber of Commerce attended a call with the Department for Transport, who were keen to hear from business outside London about the role of different modes of transport in getting people to and from work
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of firms surveyed are in a position to partially restart operations as lockdown restrictions are eased:
Commenting on the publication of the UK Global Tariff that will apply to imported goods from 1 January 2021, BCC director general Adam Marshall said:
A recent assessment of Documentation demand from the BCC indicates that demand for certificates of origin and preferential trade certificates has dropped by between 25-30% since the start of lockdown on 23rd March.
Sheffield International Trade Centre are conducting online Brexit compliance audits for businesses to help them prepare for the end of the UK/EU transition period.
Commenting on the extension of the CLBILS scheme, including extending the lending limit to £200m, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but will need continued, adaptable government support during a phased return to work.