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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

Quarterly Economic Survey: request for responses

It’s the final week of fieldwork for the QES. Please complete the survey online here to ensure decision-makers keep their finger on the pulse of the local economy. It is vital that we provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information to the Bank of England, Bradford Council and the Leeds City Region on how you – the business community –

Written on 9th June 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News, Survey

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

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

President’s Blog – May/June

In Pursuit of a Balanced Recovery Many political observers and economic commentators are now asking questions about the recovery: is it irreversible? Is it sustainable? Will unforeseeable events knock it off-track? Despite the positive signs and discussions now taking place, it has to be said that, due to factors such as Scotland, the EU election, next year’s General Election and

Written on 21st May 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News, President's Blog

‘HS2 Plus’ – Higgins responds to Bradford concerns

The Chairman of the HS2 Board has reacted to Chamber concerns over the proposed dedicated high-speed rail line between London and the North of England. Following the Chamber’s survey earlier this year, members’ criticisms of the scheme (cost, lack of connectivity, making it work for Bradford) were highlighted by the President, Paul Mackie, when Sir David Higgins and his Board

Written on 15th May 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, 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

QES Results: Confidence up despite no change in order books

Confidence is continuing to pick up among Bradford business despite the still-difficult conditions. The latest survey of Bradford Chamber of Commerce reveals that economic improvements are coming through but the trading environment remains tough.  Signs of improvement in investment areas are also a welcome indicator of growing confidence, says the business support body.  Pressure to raise prices also settled a

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

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