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BCC comments on Apprenticeship Levy funding guidance

Director of Research Mike Spicer comments on the funding guidance for the Apprenticeship Levy. Commenting on the funding guidance for the Apprenticeship Levy, Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the BCC, said: “Businesses will welcome the news that the government will fully-fund 16-18-year-old apprentices, and that the co-investment rate for ...

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What the Bank of England did next

The 0.25 per cent cut from 0.5 per cent, itself already a record low, finally came in early August, a month later than the market had anticipated. It was the first move in interest rates by the Bank of England in six years. Indeed, the interest rate cut is just ...

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Is a weaker pound good for British Business?

Posted by Mark Lindsay, Bibby Financial Services 15 Jul 2016 Did someone mention Brexit? Over the past two weeks, the UK has been awash with discussion and debate over the country’s vote to leave the EU. In newspapers, on the TV and radio, at work, in the supermarket, on social ...

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BCC thanks outgoing Chief Economist David Kern

The BCC has today announced that longstanding consultant chief economist David Kern has decided to stand down, with immediate effect, after 14 years’ service with the BCC. Kern will remain active professionally as a consultant economist, working on forecasting and commentary on both global and UK policy developments.  In light ...

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