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BCC: UK labour market resilient but challenges remain

Commenting on the labour market statistics for September 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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BCC: Firms invest in local labour but still need foreign skills to plug shortages

Half of UK businesses have faced skills or labour shortages in the last year, but only a minority are actively looking overseas to fill vacancies, according to a survey released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with Middlesex University London.

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BCC forecast: Fall in sterling failing to lift UK growth

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Friday) slightly downgraded its medium-term outlook for the UK economy over the next few years. While the BCC has slightly upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2017 from 1.5% to 1.6%, its growth expectations for 2018 and 2019 have been cut from 1.3% to 1.2%, and 1.5% to 1.4% respectively.

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BCC and DIHK: Joint UK-German call to put shared economic interests first in Brexit negotiations

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) have today (Monday) called for UK and EU negotiators to put a clear focus on our shared economic interests as Brexit talks reconvene in Brussels.

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BCC: 4 in 5 businesses hit by rising employment costs

Around 4 in every 5 businesses have seen their costs increase this year through changes in employment legislation, according to a survey released today (Friday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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BCC/DHL: Exporters concerned economic conditions will dampen performance

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, today (Thursday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which shows that while many exporters continue to put in a solid performance, wider economic factors are a cause of concern.

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BCC: 'No deal' not an option for business communities

One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Monday) publishes a post-election survey of over 2,400 companies, which shows that while businesses have a range of views on their preferred objectives for the UK in Brexit negotiations, there is almost no support to conclude UK-EU talks without a trade deal.

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BCC: Anaemic economic growth reinforces case for action on business environment

Today the BCC releases its Economic Forecast for Q2 2017.

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BCC: Strong employment figures but key challenges remain

Comment on the labour market statistics for June, by Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the (BCC)

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BCC talks... General Election

The British Chambers of Commerce podcast series looks to discuss key topics and business issues that concern the Accredited Chamber Network and its member businesses.

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