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

Funding Alert

Bedfordshire businesses are urged to act quickly this month as SEMLEP unveils a £10,000 pot of funding designed to help companies reduce their energy costs and leverage additional funding in 2014.

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Energy: Long term security vital

Commenting on the report published by the National Audit office today, Infrastructure investment: the impact on consumer bills, Adam Marshall, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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BCC: Nuclear plant will play vital role in energy security

Commenting on the announcement that a new nuclear power plant will be built at Hinkley Point in Somerset, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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BCC: Tories, be ambitious for UK

As the Conservative Party Conference gets underway in Manchester, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is today (Monday) issuing a clear message to the Prime Minister and his colleagues to ‘get moving’ on the delivery of pro-growth policies that will benefit the nation as a whole.

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BCC: Ed Miliband's speech

Commenting on the  speech by the Labour Party leader, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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Green business grant

If you are looking to purchase low carbon equipment to improve energy efficiency in your business or are looking for advice on how to reduce your business's carbon footprint, WENTA have a grants available up to £7, 500

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Chamber Utilities

2012 was an eventful year in the energy industry and 2013 is set to be no different!

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Changes to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

New EPC changes came into effect this week which means that an EPC must have been commissioned prior to marketing and obtained within 7 days of the property first being marketed. It is also essential to make the EPC available to prospective buyers and tenants when requested and advertise the EPC’s rating on all advertisements, both print and online. It is no longer necessary, however, to attach the front page of the EPC to written material.

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