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21/03/2012
Here’s an opportunity to visit China in May. The visit will include one-to-one meetings with companies in Zhejiang and Jiangxi, important manufacturing provinces around Shanghai where there’s a great need of expertise to improve efficiencies and the environment.  The programme, set out in the link...
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20/03/2012
This week, the Commission published a new comprehensive guide to the different forms of support available for SMEs from the EU. This includes grants, loans and guarantees and is available directly or through programmes managed at national or regional level such as structural funds. Find out how...
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20/03/2012
The government today launched its National Loan Guarantee Scheme, which is intended to help businesses with a turnover of less than £50m access funding more cheaply. The guarantees will apply to new term loans, hire-lease arrangements and refinancing of loans (where the term amount has changed)....
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20/03/2012
Commenting on the government’s decisions today (Monday) on National Minimum Wage rates from October 2012, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: On the Youth and Development rates: “Business has been telling the government for some time that the minimum...
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19/03/2012
Commenting on the announcement made by the government today on proposals to launch a consultation on no fault dismissal rules, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Employers have long argued that rules around dismissal do not work for business, so a...
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09/03/2012
Norfolk Chamber members service Chamber Utilities™ has published a free 'Quick Guide' and launched a Renewal Reminder Service to help chamber members avoid making costly mistakes on renewing energy contracts. The guide advises organisations how to avoid falling foul of expensive 'out-of-contract'...
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10/02/2012
  Commenting on the producer price figures for January 2012 published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The January figures show a further significant slowdown in the pace of producer price inflation. Though the absolute figures are...
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10/02/2012
Commenting on the manufacturing output figures for December 2011, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “These figures are stronger than expected and support our belief that the UK economy will avoid recession. The sector’s overall performance has been...
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10/02/2012
  Commenting on the trade figures for December 2011, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The figures for December show a large narrowing in the trade deficit to its smallest level since April 2003. While we should not give too much weight to one month’s...
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10/02/2012
Commenting on today’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “British businesses welcome the MPC's decision to increase the Quantitative Easing (QE) programme to £325 billion. Although the benefits are not immediately...

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