Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Quarterly Economic Survey: ‘No time to waste’ as export and manufacturing growth slows

  • BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey is the first major economic survey of the quarter, and is closely watched by the Bank of England and the Treasury
  • The results show that whilst the economy is still growing, it slowed in Q3. Manufacturing and export balances were down on the quarter.
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One in five service firms on the verge of exporting

  • BCC publishes the results of its international trade survey highlighting the untapped potential of service sector exporters in rebalancing the UK economy
  • The BCC calls for action to tackle language, regulatory and funding barriers to encourage potential exporters to take their first step towards doing business overseas
  • John Longworth: ‘If we can convert this untapped export potential into a reality, this could go a long way towards eliminating the overall trade deficit and rebalancing the economy.’
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