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BCC Comments on Inflation Statistics

Wednesday 18th April, 2018

Commenting on the inflation statistics for March 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation slowed again in March, confirming its downward trajectory. The largest downward pressure came from clothing and footwear prices which rose by less than a year…

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Commenting on the labour market figures for April 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The continued rise in employment, coupled with a further drop-in the unemployment rate, is further evidence that the UK jobs market remains in good shape, with firms continuing…

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Four Fellowships a Degree… and a Masters

Thursday 12th April, 2018

At Caxtons, we are proud to have some of the most experienced and knowledgeable property experts on our corporate team. Whether you need someone to assist with letting and managing your property, running a management company for a residential block, undertake a valuation or help settling a party wall dispute – we can help you…

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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private-sector business survey. Based on the responses of over 7,100 businesses, the survey shows that UK economic growth remained subdued in the first quarter of 2018, despite a strong export performance. In the service sector,…

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The British Chambers of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce has passed the accreditation process, to become the 53rd Accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK. The Chamber, led by Chief Executive Alison Henderson, successfully demonstrated that its approach to governance, resource management and service delivery met the challenging…

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The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is today (Wednesday) intensifying its call for the UK Government to establish a formal, permanent dialogue with business, consumer and civil society organisations to ensure that trade negotiations – including those on Brexit – draw on the detailed knowledge, expertise and experience of the private and third sector. The…

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The first in the fleet of brand new high-speed passenger trains to call at Ashford International was met on the platform yesterday (Tuesday 3 April) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The arrival of Eurostar’s new Siemens e320 class train on the 2.55pm service to Paris marks the culmination of a £10m project which includes the…

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Already, 2019 looks set to result in a further increase in electricity delivery charges, with the indicative distribution and forecast transmission charges now published. An increase to electricity bills will come in to force next month under DCP 228, which aims to revise how DUoS (Distribution Use of System) charges are calculated, so that they…

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In April there will be some major changes coming into play in the energy industry. Whether affected by all or just one, businesses could see a significant cost impact. As of 1 April 2018 new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, better known as MEES, will come into force with strict penalties put in place for non-compliance,…

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SHINE TV, the makers of ‘Masterchef’ and ‘Hunted’ are making a new business TV series. They’ve developed easy-to-use technology so companies can get immediate feedback from staff and customers on all aspects of the business. This tool could improve business performance. If interested get in touch lisa.sharps@shine.tv or 0207 483 6682. Background information Shine TV…

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