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

PM right to back plans to reduce EU red tape, says BCC

Commenting on the publication of the report, ‘Cut EU red tape’, which has been published by the Business Taskforce today (Tuesday), Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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Data payment crackdown

A new crackdown on tax evasion will make information on all credit and debit card payments to UK businesses available to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the first time.

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Unnecessary EU regulations

An EU regulation taskforce led by Business Innovation and Skills Minister Michael Fallon is looking for UK firms to help identify unnecessary EU regulations. The taskforce is asking businesses of all sizes and within all sectors to submit evidence of European rules and regulations that create unnecessary barriers to competitiveness,  including barriers to:

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Corporate transparency

Commenting on the publication of a government discussion paper on company ownership, following commitments made at the recent G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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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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Health and Safety Executive consulting on changes to reduce burden on business

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is currently consulting on two proposed changes:

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