Universal broadband to reach every part of the UK

Homes and businesses from all parts of the UK are set to benefit from universal high speed broadband, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley announced today BT has put forward an offer to voluntarily provide this service across the country, which would largely be delivered by Openreach. The offer has been received after the government committed to introduce … Read more

BCC reaction to General Election result 2017

BCC comments on the result of the General Election. Commenting on the General Election result, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “After two long years of elections, referenda and wider uncertainty, many businesses were doing their best to ignore the noise of politics – up until today. “The … Read more

Discover how to benefit from an extra pair of hands at work for free!

As part of its European Social Fund (ESF) Ways to Work Programme, St Helens Council is inviting small to medium size business owners to attend a breakfast event where they can find out how to benefit from an extra member of staff for six months, with no extra costs to their business. During the St … Read more

Sharp fall in migration from Eastern Europe means many firms will face a very different post-Brexit labour market

The sharp fall in net migration since the referendum shows that businesses relying on migrant workers should prepare for a very different labour market, the Resolution Foundation said in response to the latest net migration figures published today (Thursday). The latest figures show that the 84,000 fall in migration was led by a rising number of … Read more

6 in 10 people support elected workers on large company boards, new TUC poll reveals

A new poll published today (Tuesday) by the TUC, and conducted by Opinium, finds that six in ten (59%) people support the election of worker representatives onto the boards of large companies. Only 10% of those polled opposed the idea. Speaking ahead of the publication today of the government’s green paper on corporate governance, the … Read more