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One week to go until HMRC makes Tax Digital for VAT

One week to go until HMRC makes Tax Digital for VAT

There is just one week to go until Making Tax Digital for VAT is introduced for more than a million businesses.   More than 3,000 businesses are now signing up every day to experience a more integrated approach to business and tax.   For VAT periods starting from 1 April 2019, most businesses above the VAT&n...

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BCC comments on latest Brexit developments

BCC comments on latest Brexit developments

  Reacting to the latest Brexit developments, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:   “Are people and businesses tired and frustrated after three years of constant Brexit drama? Of course. ‪But is being fed up a valid reason for Westminster to put people’s livelihoods and ...

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TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ORDER - HBC (BAILEYS LANE AND DUNGEON LANE, HALE) (CLEARWAY AND REVOCATION) ORDER 2019

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ORDER - HBC (BAILEYS LANE AND DUNGEON LANE, HALE) (CLEARWAY AND REVOCATION) ORDER 2019

  The Council has made the above Traffic Regulation Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.   Details of the Order are attached and it can be viewed here: www.halton.gov.uk/tro       ...

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Laudamotion to become LJLA's newest airline with flights to Vienna

Laudamotion to become LJLA's newest airline with flights to Vienna

Austrian airline Laudamotion is to become the latest airline to operate from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, having today announced plans to commence a twice weekly service from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to Vienna, starting in Winter 2019.   Flights will commence on 28th October operating at convenient flight times on Monda...

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Local areas know best when it comes to regional investment, say BCC / Legal & General

Local areas know best when it comes to regional investment, say BCC / Legal & General

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Legal & General have today published a major report detailing how best to boost investment in our towns and cities across the UK, looking at current investment barriers and how unlocking further investment will help them to grow.   The report, titled Building the Towns and Cities of...

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BCC comments on inflation figures

BCC comments on inflation figures

Commenting on the inflation statistics for February 2019, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “Inflation picked-up for the first time since August 2018, with rising prices across a range of items including food and alcohol, plac...

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Making Tax Digital – is your business ready?

Making Tax Digital – is your business ready?

Only seven per cent of businesses in the North West have so far signed up to a new and easier way of keeping business records and submitting digital VAT returns – before its introduction from April.   More than 2,000 businesses in the North West have signed up early to the new Making Tax Digital service, which will give them a ...

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BCC comments on Article 50 vote: Businesses still in the danger zone

BCC comments on Article 50 vote: Businesses still in the danger zone

Commenting on the parliamentary vote on extending Article 50, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “While most businesses will support an extension to Article 50 to avert the prospect of a messy and disorderly exit on the March 29th, with just two weeks to go this vote leaves fir...

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BCC comments on no-deal Brexit vote

BCC comments on no-deal Brexit vote

Commenting on the Parliamentary vote on the motion to rule out leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “It’s all well and good that Parliament has said it doesn’t want a no-deal exit, but without concrete action, its gesture...

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Steve Rotheram Announces Commission to Deliver New Station for Liverpool City Centre

Steve Rotheram Announces Commission to Deliver New Station for Liverpool City Centre

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has announced the creation of a Station Commission to deliver a new station in Liverpool city centre, to enable the city region’s connection to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. The Commission will be chaired by Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, MBE, CEO of Everton Football ...

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British Chambers of Commerce comments on Spring Statement

British Chambers of Commerce comments on Spring Statement

Commenting on the Spring Statement, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The Chancellor is right to warn of the risks that a messy and disorderly exit on March 29th would pose for the economy. Westminster must heed the fact that businesses and government agencies are simply not read...

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Chamber Member Corus Hotels Easter Break Discount Code

Chamber Member Corus Hotels Easter Break Discount Code

Get a cracking 15% off your Easter break!    Corus Hotels Easter offer includes FREE breakfast, FREE cancellation and no booking fees, so you've got no worries.    Just choose your favourite Corus Hotel and enter the special promo code EASTER2019 to get 15% off your stay between 8th - 25th April 2019.  ...

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