Treasury Select Committee

Yesterday, Adam Marshall gave evidence to the Treasury Select Committee as part of their inquiry into the economic impact of Coronavirus. In cased you missed it, the session is available to watch back. The BCC team is preparing a summary of the session which will be available shortly.

BCC submissions to UK government consultations

Drawing on feedback from across the Chamber Network, BCC submitted responses to two government consultations this week. Thank you for your collective input. The team will keep you up to date with further opportunities to contribute as they arise. Please note these documents are for confidential reference only.

DIT consultation on the UK’s Export Strategy

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is currently developing a new Export Strategy. Following input from across the Chamber Network, the BCC has submitted our response. Please review and contact Suren Thiru with any questions.

BEIS ‘Levelling Up’ Working Group

The BCC has submitted our response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Please review and contact the BCC policy team with any queries.

The Border with the EU: Importing and Exporting Goods – draft version

The draft model of the future border design is now available for Chambers and members to review. Feedback and input into the draft from business and industry should be returned to Liam Smyth by Friday 26 June.

BCC letter to Secretaries of State for Business and Education

This week, Claire Walker and Hannah Essex wrote a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma MP and Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP. The letter highlights the need for a clarity surrounding the return of pupils to schools so that employers and employees can constructively plan together for the future. Please note this is a private letter.


Innovate UK – resources for UK Chambers

Following a recent UK Chamber CEO call, Innovate UK has provided materials for the Chamber Network including presentation slides and summary information for the Innovate UK regional team so that UK Chambers can engage further with the relevant Regional Managers.

Tech and creative industries policy consultation roundtable

The Labour Party invite UK Chambers and your members to attend their upcoming roundtable exploring the challenges facing tech and creative industry firms of all sizes across the UK, and look at ways policymakers can ensure it recovers and thrives in the long term. The roundtable takes place on Monday 22 June at 11.00am. Register here and please extend this invitation to your members.

Shaping the future through HS2: INWED 2020

High Speed Rail Group in partnership with HS2 Ltd invite you and your members to join a special online event to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2020 on Tuesday 23 June. Join senior women and apprentices in the industry to discuss how HS2 is playing a crucial role in bringing more women into the sector. Promote the event with your members and register here.