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

BCC: Labour market remains robust, but earnings slowdown concerning

Commenting on the labour market figures for June 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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Major New Inward Investments by Aldi and B&M to Create 1,400 New Jobs in Bedford Borough

Two major new regional distribution centres are to be built in Bedford Borough for popular nationwide retailers which will create an estimated 1,400 new jobs for the area.

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Are your employees your biggest business growth strategy?

Any business owner knows that their workforce is their most valuable asset. Hard-working, loyal, and dedicated people can be the answer to steadfast growth.

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FREE Employment Health Check

In the month of January, Machins Employment Team are offering your business a free health check of your employment contracts and staff policies.

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4 in 5 businesses hit by rising employment costs

Around 4 in every 5 businesses have seen their costs increase this year through changes in employment legislation, according to a survey released today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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Quarterly Economic Survey: Solid economic growth likely in Q1 but inflation remains a key risk

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey. 

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The strangest excuses for not paying the National Minimum Wage

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a list of the strangest excuses for underpaying National Minimum Wage.

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Queen’s Speech: Action, not words and bills, is what matters for business

Giving his reaction to the Queen’s Speech announced today, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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BCC & NEST auto-enrolment guide

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) have created a business guide to auto-enrolment, designed to help employers plan for legal changes to workplace pensions. 

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