Two in three bosses at Britain’s biggest businesses not trained to deal with a cyber attack

Britain’s top firms and charities urgently need to do more to protect themselves from online threats, according to new Government research and a ‘cyber health check’ published today. New reports highlight scale of the cyber security and data protection challenge One in ten FTSE 350 companies operate without a response plan for a cyber incident Only … Read more

BCC/DHL: Exporters concerned economic conditions will dampen performance

Today the BCC and DHL release the results of our Quarterly International Trade Outlook. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, today (Thursday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which shows that while many exporters continue to put in a solid performance, wider economic factors are a cause of concern. The … Read more

Inside the international suitcase: The UK’s top holiday exports revealed

Dr Liam Fox encourages businesses to export as figures reveal the UK exported more than £300 million worth of holiday goods in 2016. As millions of people fly away for the summer break, so do British goods as latest figures show sunglasses, swimwear and ice-cream are big exports, accounting for more than three quarters of UK … Read more

£200 million boost for rural England

Grants expected to generate more than 6,000 new jobs overall and support growth of rural businesses and broadband projects. Funding for rural businesses that will generate thousands of jobs and provide new support to expand and improve their premises has been announced as part of a £200million grant offer. Announcing the latest round of Rural Development Programme funding, … Read more

Small businesses to benefit from tax fund

Nurseries, restaurants, pubs and shops are among some of the businesses set to benefit from Wigan Council’s new business rates relief scheme. Wigan’s Discretionary Revaluation Relief scheme, which has been designed to support businesses worst affected by the government’s revaluation of business rates, will favour the borough’s smaller, local businesses. Three proposals will be discussed … Read more

BCC: Home Secretary right to take objective look at migration trends and needs

Director General Adam Marshall comments on the Home Secretary’s decision to ask the Migration Advisory Committee to evaluate migration impacts on the UK economy. “We welcome the Home Secretary’s decision to commission rigorous and independent analysis to inform the shape of our future immigration system. Business communities across the UK tell us that immigration rules … Read more