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British Chambers of Commerce response to Chancellor's announcement
British Chambers of Commerce response to Chancellor's announcement
British Chambers of Commerce response to Chancellor's announcement

 Dr. Adam Marshall, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce:

“This is a very significant improvement in the support available to businesses struggling with the impact of increasing restrictions across the UK. 

 

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Doors open on Sudbury’s Virtual High Street
Doors open on Sudbury’s Virtual High Street
Doors open on Sudbury’s Virtual High Street

Shoppers can now enjoy the very best of Sudbury from the comfort of their front room as the new look Virtual High Street opens its “doors”.

With over 50 high street shops, cafes, market traders and businesses signed up, the Sudbury Virtual High Street provides a single online location for shoppers to access local shops and restaurants while at home or on the move before they visit the high street in person.

 

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Surviving Winter Appeal
Surviving Winter Appeal
Surviving Winter Appeal

Suffolk Community Foundation - Surviving Winter Appeal.

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Striking new CLAAS UK headquarters officially opened
Striking new CLAAS UK headquarters officially opened
Striking new CLAAS UK headquarters officially opened

Following three years of construction work, during which time the headquarters site for CLAAS UK, A Suffolk Chamber of Commerce member, and their dealer MANNS of Saxham has been completely redeveloped, the striking new headquarters building has been officially opened by Cathrina Claas-Mühlhäuser, Chairwoman of Supervisory Board and Chairwoman of Shareholders’ Committee CLAAS KGaA mbH.

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Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions
Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions
Chambers of Commerce challenge PM to meet five business tests for Covid restrictions

 

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 jobs and take a long-term approach to tackling the pandemic.

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Suffolk Chamber statement: reaction to today's House of Commons statement by the Prime Minister
Suffolk Chamber statement: reaction to today's House of Commons statement by the Prime Minister
Suffolk Chamber statement: reaction to today's House of Commons statement by the Prime Minister

“That Suffolk is in an area designated as Tier 1 will provide some breathing space for our business community, especially those companies in ‘at risk’ sectors such as hospitality.

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Suffolk Chamber statement: today's announcement from the Chancellor
Suffolk Chamber statement: today's announcement from the Chancellor
Suffolk Chamber statement: today's announcement from the Chancellor

Andy Walker, head of policy & research:

“Businesses will certainly welcome the additional extended wage support and grants being made available due to local restrictions and lockdowns - as that will keep the engines running.

 

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Suffolk Chamber business survey: strong rebound, but recovery still fragile
Suffolk Chamber business survey: strong rebound, but recovery still fragile
Suffolk Chamber business survey: strong rebound, but recovery still fragile

The latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – for the third three months of 2020 - shows that both manufacturers and service companies enjoyed a strong rebound from the previous quarter’s historic lows.

However, most of the criteria measured by the survey remain both in negative territory and well below the levels from the same quarter in 2019.

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BCC responds to Prime Minister’s plan on training and skills
BCC responds to Prime Minister’s plan on training and skills
BCC responds to Prime Minister’s plan on training and skills

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcements on post-18 education and training today, BCC Head of People Policy Jane Gratton said:

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Work and Pensions Secretary praises local organisations for ‘kickstarting’ the Kickstart Scheme
Work and Pensions Secretary praises local organisations for ‘kickstarting’ the Kickstart Scheme
Work and Pensions Secretary praises local organisations for ‘kickstarting’ the Kickstart Scheme

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is stepping up to support local organisations wanting to apply for the Government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme by becoming a Kickstart gateway. Dozens of businesses in the county have already expressed an interest in giving young people a chance, including Suffolk Libraries who have offered over 30 potential placements.

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