BCC comments on HS2 speculation
“Our business communities want to see HS2 delivered in full without further delay.
UK economy stagnating as service sector slows
The BCC Quarterly Economic Survey reveals that the UK ended 2019 in stagnation, amid long term uncertainty, rising business costs and a slowing global economy.
Weak GDP growth forecast for 2020
GDP growth is forecast to slow from 1.3% for this year to 1.0% in 2020 - the weakest outturn since 2009.
UK road and rail networks not meeting business needs
Business satisfaction rates fall, underlining need for parties to make good on infrastructure promises.
Rising number of oil and gas firms engaged in energy transition
Skills and profitability the main barriers to diversification, according to latest report.
Initial BCC response to Liberal Democrat manifesto
Responding to proposals on business rates, training and devolution in the Liberal Democrat manifesto.
Brexit and global uncertainty bite
A majority of UK manufacturing exporters are reporting a stark worsening in sales and orders.
BCC comments on today’s GDP statistics
Commenting on the GDP statistics for Q3 2019, published today by the ONS.
BCC comments on today’s events in Parliament
“While the parliamentary drama continues, in the real world businesses wait anxiously for a clear outcome.
BCC comments on proposed Brexit agreement
Commenting on the announcement that the UK and EU negotiators have come to an agreement.
Uncertainty around Brexit
A recent survey found that general uncertainty around Brexit was considered the top barrier to export.
Investment in the North-east of Scotland on the rise
Chamber documents over £10billion of investment benefitting the region.