Latest Coronavirus News

22/10/2020
Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement of further support for businesses and jobs as Coronavirus restrictions increase, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “This is a very significant improvement in the support available to businesses struggling with the impact of increasing restrictions...
18/10/2020
In a letter to the Prime Minister, British Chambers of Commerce Director General, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith and Chamber CEOs from across the United Kingdom set five business tests that must be met to limit the impact of Coronavirus restrictions on businesses and...
14/10/2020
On 31 October, the Government’s Furlough Scheme comes to an end.  On 9 October, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced further support for businesses. The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to...
14/10/2020
This week, the prime minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new three-tier system of restrictions in England to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. Every area will be classified as being on medium, high or very high alert - tiers one, two and three. Level 1 – Medium Risk Baseline, mimimum...
12/10/2020
Commenting on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a new, tiered approach to local Coronavirus restrictions in England – and following the introduction last week of deeper restrictions in other nations of the UK, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Intensified restrictions will be...
27/08/2020
Commenting on the government’s announcement that people on low incomes in Coronavirus hotspots in England will be able to claim up to £182 if they have to self-isolate, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “We’ve called for additional income support for those required to self-isolate for some...
20/08/2020
Millions of self-employed people whose livelihoods have been affected by coronavirus are now able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570 – as the government continues to help drive the UK’s recovery. Those eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can now claim a second...
19/08/2020
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business  Tracker reveal that business conditions improved only moderately in the weeks since the UK economy suffered an historic contraction in Q2 2020, with firms still reporting high levels of reliance on government support schemes to help stem cashflow...
12/08/2020
Commenting on GDP figures for Q2 2020 published today by the ONS, British Chambers of Commerce Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “The UK suffered an historic contraction in economic activity in the second quarter as the coronavirus closed large parts of the economy. The dominant services sector...
11/08/2020
The UK Government is running a #ShopLocal week this week, as part of its #EnjoySummerSafely campaign. The week aims to celebrate the British high street – encouraging customers to come back to their safe local shops, supporting the local economy and local jobs. A toolkit has been made available for...

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