News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog
  • BCC: New planning strategy must deliver real change

    BCC: New planning strategy must deliver real change

    6th March 2018

    "Planning revolutions have often been promised, but usually turn out to be a false dawn, given that businesses report that it never seems to get easier, faster, or cheaper to secure planning permissions and crack on with development.

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  • BCC: Immigration policy must support business

    BCC: Immigration policy must support business

    16th January 2018

    Commenting on the Home Affairs Committee’s report on immigration policy, published today, Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment and Skills at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said...

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  • BCC launches ticket and transport offer for Annual Conference

    BCC launches ticket and transport offer for Annual Conference

    8th January 2018

    The British Chambers of Commerce is happy to announce an early-bird offer on tickets to this year’s Annual Conference, and a special Virgin Train deal for members of Accredited Chambers of Commerce.

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  • BCC: Business cheers negotiations breakthrough in Brussels – and urges swift start to trade talks

    BCC: Business cheers negotiations breakthrough in Brussels – and urges swift start to trade talks

    11th December 2017

    Commenting on the news that the UK government and the European Commission have reached a deal to conclude the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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  • BCC: Currency volatility compounding cost pressures for many businesses

    BCC: Currency volatility compounding cost pressures for many businesses

    7th December 2017

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) releases the results of its survey, in partnership with American Express, which finds the majority of businesses expect the fall in sterling to increase their costs.

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  • BCC/DHL: British exporters keep calm and carry on

    BCC/DHL: British exporters keep calm and carry on

    30th November 2017

    The British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with DHL, today (Thursday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, based on survey and documentation data from UK exporters.

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  • BCC: Focus on places key for long-term success of Industrial Strategy

    BCC: Focus on places key for long-term success of Industrial Strategy

    28th November 2017

    Commenting on the Industrial Strategy White Paper, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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  • Budget 2017: Full BCC reaction

    Budget 2017: Full BCC reaction

    23rd November 2017

    Giving his reaction to the Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:…

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  • BCC Budget Submission: be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

    BCC Budget Submission: be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

    24th October 2017

    Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the UK’s productivity.

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  • Business needs competence, not division, BCC warns Conservatives

    Business needs competence, not division, BCC warns Conservatives

    3rd October 2017

    As the Conservative Party Conference continues today (Monday) in Manchester, the British Chambers of Commerce has called on the governing party to demonstrate competence and coherence – not division and disorganisation – in the interests of the UK’s economic well-being.

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