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Chamber round up mid-October 2017

 

Get a quick overview of our recent releases including the latest employment stats, results from Q3 QES, BCC update and why we're backing the mental health in the workplace campaign.

Chamber comment on latest employment statistics

Paul Carbert, policy adviser, North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “The latest labour market statistics released this morning show a slight improvement on last month, and a positive long-term trend with unemployment down over the past year ... read in full.

Brexit starting to impact on manufacturing confidence

John McCabe, Chamber President said: “It is easy to speculate why there is this outlook when in reality there a number of factors that affect business confidence. However, the ongoing uncertainty about our future trading relationship with Europe is clearly inhibiting exporters’ ability to plan ahead ... continue to read.

Chamber backs workplace mental health campaign

Chamber President, John McCabe said “With one in four people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem this year this has become a business critical issue and that’s why I’m delighted the Chamber has signed up to Time to Change and I hope many of our members will do the same.” ... read in full.

Other articles that have recently been in the press

Adam Marshall: Great global trading nations need great foundations

Find out what British Chambers of Commerce Director General, Adam Marshall said at his keynote speech at the BCC International Trade Summit, 12 October at The Vox in Birmingham. ... read in full.