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BCC: Manufacturing figures indicate economy is making progress

Manufacturing output in April 2014: up 0.4% on the month, up 4.4% on the year Total industrial production: up 0.4% on the month, up 3.0% on the year Commenting on the manufacturing and production figures for April 2014, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “These figures reaffirm our recent

Written on 10th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

BCC: Get behind British exporters and show support for International Festival of Business

BCC Director General John Longworth will be speaking at The Power of the Chamber Global Network event at the IFB (International Festival of Business) on 15 July 2014 The IFB began on 9 June and is a series of events spanning 61 days to promote international trade and exports. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) recognises the importance of putting

Written on 10th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for June

This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. This month’s headlines: BCC forecasts UK economic growth to reach 7 year high in

Written on 5th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

Queen’s Speech – bullet points and reaction

Measures included on the Queen’s Speech: •    Reforms to annuities letting people draw retirement income in one go if they choose •    Employees can pay into collective pension funds shared with other workers •    Childcare subsidy up to £2,000 a year, replacing existing employer-funded scheme •    Extra protection for people being sued for negligence if acting heroically or in public

Written on 4th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Current Issues, News

BCC’s Global Monthly Economic Review

This briefing is intended to be an easy-to-use commentary on key global economic indicators relevant to UK businesses. The report also aims to provide a regular update on UK’s trade position in comparison to its key trading partners. This month’s headlines: Narendra Modi and BJP sweep to power and now must address growing concerns for Indian economy Eurozone still struggling;

Written on 29th May 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

BCC Economic Briefings

The British Chamber of Commerce now produce regular UK & Global Economic Reviews These briefings provide easy-to-use commentary on key economic indicators for businesses, on both the UK picture and from a global perspective. The reports also provide comparisons between economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own surveys and

Written on 15th May 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

BCC accredits first overseas business network in Singapore

As Export Week draws to a close, BCC announces accreditation of British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore Accreditation of Overseas Business Networks will help UK firms break into new international markets. A key milestone in the programme to strengthen overseas business networks, launched by the British Prime Minister the Rt Hon David Cameron MP in November 2012, has been reached

Written on 14th April 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: service sector exports at all time high

BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey is the first major economic survey of the quarter, and is closely watched by the Bank of England and the Treasury Published during Export Week, the survey shows that exports in the services sector (sales and orders) rose to an all-time high Positive Q1 survey suggests that growth will remain strong in the short-term Six Q1

Written on 8th April 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for April

This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. This month’s headlines: UK GDP growth in Q4 confirmed at 0.7%, more growth likely

Written on 4th April 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News