Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) Q2

As we work to restart, rebuild, and renew – the voice of business is more important than ever. This will be the first QES since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK and the subsequent lockdown. Our data will mark the clear shift from pre-Coronavirus conditions to the current situation and will form a significant part of the historical record.

Thanks for all your efforts to promote QES so far. Adam Marshall has recorded a message to highlight the importance of QES Q2. Please share this video with your members.

14-day quarantine for all incoming arrivals

Take a look at Adam Marshall’s reaction to the UK government’s announcement of a 14-day quarantine for people entering the UK and share with your members on Twitter and LinkedIn. We will be publishing a full response following the announcement of detailed proposals at the 5pm press conference.

UK government introduces Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

The Bill will put in place a series of measures to amend insolvency and company law to support business to address the challenges resulting from the impact of Coronavirus. The temporary measures in the Bill will be retrospective, with it due to pass through its Commons stages on 3 June. Take a look at further details of the Bill.

BCC letter on testing, tracking & tracing

Further to our open letter including our principles for a phased restart of the UK economy, Baroness McGregor-Smith and Adam Marshall sent a letter to the Prime Minister highlighting the importance of the government in going further and faster on delivering testing, tracking and tracing, to provide confidence to businesses and the wider community.


BCC key policy asks and wins – updated

Internal to Chambers of Commerce only, please review our tracker document of policy asks and wins. This is not exhaustive and is constantly evolving and updating. If you have any comments relating to the contents please contact the BCC policy team.

Your weekly roundup – 22 May

Take a look at your weekly roundup including a summary of recent updates, highlights of BCC engagement and activity this week. Share with your members and contact the BCC policy team with any queries.

Wellbeing toolkit from Westfield Health

During this challenging period Westfield Health continues to create a series of resources to support you and your members covering topics including:

coping with change;
sleep and rest;
back care;
breathing techniques for relaxation; and
healthy eating.

These guides can be accessed in their Coronavirus resource centre along with a Mental Health Support Bundle to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Full details were recently sent out to all Chambers who take the Primary Health Plan. Contact Carla Robinson with any queries.