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BCC Economic Forecast: UK set for weakest year of GDP growth since 2009

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) slightly downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at 1.3% (from 1.4%) which, if realised, will be the weakest calendar year growth since 2009, when the economy was in the throes of the global financial crisis. The BCC has also downgraded its GDP growth forecast for 2019 from 1.5% to 1.4%.

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BCC comments on Apprenticeship starts

Commenting on the apprenticeship and levy statistics for June 2018, issued today by the Department for Education, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

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BCC comments on trade figures

The deterioration in the UK’s trade position in April is a concern and means that the UK’s trade deficit remains significantly higher than the historical average.

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For the success of our communities and businesses, it’s time to scrap the visa cap

The malign effects of the government’s arbitrary visa cap are being felt across the UK, with dynamic companies effectively priced out of hiring the talent they need

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BCC: No more delays, no more excuses on Heathrow expansion

Commenting on the publication of the Government’s Airports National Policy Statement, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce

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Steel tariffs – UK firms ‘collateral damage’ of Trump protectionist push, says BCC

​Commenting following the US government announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the EU, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

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BCC: Productivity decline sign that wage growth can’t be taken for granted

With unemployment declining and employment levels continuing to rise, the latest data confirms that the labour market remains a bright spot for the UK economy.

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BCC comments on trade statistics

The narrowing in the UK’s trade deficit in the quarter is a welcome improvement from the weaker performance in the previous quarter

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BCC: Business can’t rely on just-in-time Brexit preparation

New research by the British Chambers of Commerce, released today (Monday), in partnership with the Port of Dover, finds that over a third (36%) of traders rely on the just-in-time delivery of material and components, but that many are not preparing for changes to customs procedures after Brexit.

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BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: UK economy treading water despite export boost

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published its Quarterly Economic Survey

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