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

TUC says the financial sector isn’t delivering for working people

The TUC is today (Wednesday) publishing a new audit of the economic and social costs and benefits of the financial sector in the UK. Commissioned from the Financial Inclusion Centre, the report finds that while the City makes a significant contribution to GDP, the financial sector isn’t doing enough to support industrial growth across the … Read more

BCC: Anaemic economic growth reinforces case for action on business environment

Today the BCC releases its Economic Forecast for Q2 2017. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today slightly upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2017 from 1.4% to 1.5%. Its expectations for growth in 2018 and 2019 remain unchanged at 1.3% and 1.5% respectively. Despite the slight upgrade to our outlook for 2017, growth … Read more

New crackdown on corporate economic crime

New laws will be considered as part of a crackdown on corporate economic crime, ministers announced today. A call for evidence seeks views on whether further reform is needed to combat corporate criminality, following fraudulent, dishonest activity by some banks and other commercial organisations. Under existing laws, enforcement agencies can struggle to prosecute corporations for … Read more

Transport for the North welcomes Government’s commitment to Northern Powerhouse

Transport for the North (TfN) welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement of a Northern Powerhouse Strategy, which recognises the role of transport connectivity alongside investment in skills development, enterprise and innovation and trade and investment in boosting economic growth in the North.   John Cridland, Chair of Transport for the North and former Director-General of the CBI, said, … Read more

Zoltar declares – Wigan has the Plan!

Since the EU referendum, the nation has been asking, ‘where is the plan?’ This video has an amusing take on the conversation, with a subtext that pokes fun at the economic commentators of today. This surreal scenario is the plot of the latest creative video to market Wigan as a destination for business investment. Councillor David … Read more