· Only one in 10 employees acknowledge workplace energy efficiency as their role · CEOs accept most personal responsibility for energy saving, but take least action · More than half of SMEs have no guidelines on energy efficiency Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are missing out on crucial savings because owners and their staff are not taking responsibility for energy efficiency in the workplace, according to new research out today from energy company E.
With the Rivers Sheaf and Don, Blackburn Brook and the Porter Brook on flood alert, homeowners and local businesses could be at threat from flooding.
Commenting on Vince Cable's speech to Liberal Democrat Party Conference, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "The business bank announced by Vince Cable could be one of the lasting legacies of this government, and a key pillar of UK competitiveness in the years to come.
As the party conference season kicks off, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today proposes the introduction of a £100m Growth Voucher scheme, open to up to 20,000 small and medium-sized businesses.
Commenting on today's announcement on the independent scrutiny of regulations affecting challenger businesses by Business and Enterprise Minister Michael Fallon, Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: -Ensuring that innovative, growing businesses are not hampered by burdensome red tape is a step in the right direction.