BCC comments on migration figures

  Commenting on the net migration figures, published today by the ONS, Adam Marshall, BCC Acting Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “While businesspeople understand the importance of managing migration levels into the UK, there must be no knee-jerk crackdown that leaves businesses unable to get specific skills from around…

BCC: Surge in trade documentation before EU referendum

There was a surge in the volume of trade documentation issued in the second quarter of 2016 – before the EU referendum – the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL has shown. The report’s Trade Confidence Index, measuring the volume of trade documentation issued by accredited…

Business Rates on office buildings likely to rise following Supreme Court Ruling

Following the Supreme Court decision in Mazars v Woolway, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) are currently in the process of reconsidering all Business Rates assessments for office premises. It will affect occupiers who occupy two or more separated areas within a building, a prime example being occupiers of more than one floor in an office building. They will…

Pig out with ROC!

ROC  would like to warmly invite you and/or a colleague to a compelling networking BBQ and celebration at ROC’s 40 acre livestock farm for people with learning disabilities. The event will take place at Boscawen Farm, Blackwater near Truro, on Friday 23rd September. Please drop in at any time from mid-day to 2pm. Already Chamber President…

Robinson Reed Layton appoint new summer intern

Robinson Reed Layton, the Cornish firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers welcome Ollie Downing to the firm as a summer intern. Ollie, who will be starting his third and final year of a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance at Cardiff University in September, would like to become a Chartered Accountant….

Lifestyle Richmond: How much does a permanent employee actually cost?

When deciding to hire an individual into a new permanent role, you need to consider all the costs involved. These are often estimated at being between 40% and 100% on top of an individual’s base salary. The massive variance in the figures is not helpful to employers in aiding their decision making process! So here…

Hale Events appoints new Sales Executive

  Hale Events are delighted to announce that Lesley Meaker has joined the Hale Events Sales Team. Following their acquisition of the Hotel, Catering & Retail Show last year, they now run 5 successful trade shows, and have expanded their sales team accordingly.     Lesley commented: “After 26 years working as a retail manager…

BCC: Fixing the public finances remains a major challenge

Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, was in a surplus of £1.0 billion in July 2016, down by £0.2 billion compared with July 2015 Income Tax-related payments increased by 1.5%. Corporation Tax payments rose by 4.4% Public sector net debt, excluding public sector banks, at the end of July 2016 was 82.9% of…

Care and Support Awards 2016 – SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Cornwall Adult Health and Social Care ( CAHSC) Learning Partnership is proud to announce that we are hosting the first ever Care and Support Awards in Cornwall. The awards night is being held at the Eden Project on the evening of 28th October 2016 and our awards host will be BBC Spotlight’s main presenter, Justin…