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BCC responds to PM statement on Brexit negotiations

Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement on Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While the Prime Minister’s determination to reach a deal is appreciated, businesses tell us over and over that the time for posturing from both sides is over. “Businesses across the UK want the…

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Place Manager: R745VR

Posted on Friday, September 21st, 2018

Salary: Range 7 (£41,934 – £46,670) per annum/pro rata Job Status: 1 year fixed term contract Hours: 37 per week Location: Gun Wharf Closing date: 29 June 2018 Medway is on a fast-paced and exciting phase of regeneration and growth and we’re looking for someone to help us put Medway on the map. The landscape…

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Caxtons bucks the trend

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Many property companies suffered a slow down in 2016/17 due to uncertainty after the country voted to leave the EU. For Caxtons Chartered Surveyors, one of the largest independent firms of property consultants in Kent, Medway and across the South East, the situation it was no better and business was slower. However, for Caxtons, 2017/18…

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BCC comments on inflation statistics

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Commenting on the inflation statistics for August 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation surprisingly rose for the second successive month in August, largely wiping out the recent recovery in real wage growth and emphasising the continued squeeze on…

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‘Brexit – A New Horizon’ is a special guide that will help businesses prepare for the potential impact of Brexit and outlines the practical steps you can take now to maximise opportunities. With Brexit scheduled for 29 March 2019, the clock is ticking… Whilst we do not yet know what kind of Brexit we will…

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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Monday) downgraded its growth expectations for the UK economy, forecasting GDP growth for 2018 at just 1.1% (down from 1.3%). The BCC has also downgraded its GDP growth forecast for 2019 from 1.4% to 1.3%. Our latest forecast implies that by 2020 the UK economy will have…

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Commenting on the publication of the second tranche of UK Government technical notices aimed at giving businesses and citizens advice on the implications of a ‘no deal’ exit from the European Union, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The latest batch of technical notices published by the government…

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Bedfont Scientific Ltd. launches their new and improved FeNO monitor exclusively at the world’s largest European Respiratory Society Congress with a competition to win one. Medical device manufacturer, Bedfont, who have specialised in breath analysis for over 40 years, have announced a new and improved 2nd generation NObreath®. The FeNO monitor will be launched exclusively…

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Commenting on the Migration Advisory Committee’s report on overseas students, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Business communities around the UK will be bitterly disappointed not to see support for the removal of overseas students from the immigration statistics. We have been calling for the…

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BCC Comments on labour market figures

Posted on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Commenting on the labour market figures for September 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The continued drop in unemployment and strong employment levels are further evidence that the UK jobs market remains a bright spot, with firms continuing to hire despite significant…

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