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Brexit: time running out for answers to firms’ real-world questions, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) published the two-dozen top real-world questions being asked on Brexit by businesses across the UK – and says the government has managed to make limited progress on just 2 of the 23 issues where clarity is urgently needed so that firms can plan their trade following the UK’s departure from the EU.

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Firms in the dark on customs declarations

Commenting on the publication of the NAO report on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

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BCC: Heathrow decision demonstrates UK still open for business

Finally! Business has been waiting years for decisive, cross-party action in the national interest - and decades for the expansion of our main gateway to the world.

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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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