Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech today (17 July), setting out the next steps in England’s Coronavirus response
Results from the BCC’s Quarterly Recruitment Outlook, in partnership with Totaljobs, reveal the impact Coronavirus has had on the jobs market, with the two organisations calling for further action from government to protect businesses and jobs. • 29% of businesses expect to decrease the size of their workforce in the next three months • 28% decreased size of workforce in Q2 but 66% kept their workforce constant, reinforcing the success of the Job Retention Scheme • The two organisations call for a cut in employer National Insurance Contributions to protect businesses and jobs.
BCC responds to ONS GDP figures
Commenting on the government’s announcement that wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July
Commenting on the government’s announcement today (9 July) that some firms in England in the leisure, arts and beauty sectors will be allowed to reopen
Commenting on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to keep interest rates on hold and expand quantitative easing
Commenting on plans to relax Sunday trading laws to help businesses trade through the Coronavirus crisis,