The British Chambers of Commerce in the UK submits a Business Priorities Plan to the incoming Prime Minister

The British Chambers of Commerce in the UK, which represents 75,000 firms of all sizes and sectors, employing 6 million people – has written to incoming PM Boris Johnson setting out 15 urgent, immediate steps that he must address on arrival in Downing Street to boost business confidence and stimulate the UK economy.

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The BCC's Key Recommendations



  • Avoid a messy and disorderly Brexit
  • Step up government planning and enable businesses to plan for all scenarios
  • Automatic registration for key trade simplifications
  • Ensure continuity of trading conditions with third countries,
  • Clarify intentions on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund



  • A one-year moratorium on all policy measures that increase business costs
  • Ensure all businesses benefit from rates holidays on new property builds and improvements
  • Launch a root and brand review of current business rates system



  • Protect and enhance funding for education and training
  • Reform apprenticeship funding and standards
  • Deliver a light-touch, streamlined immigration system that works for business



  • Reaffirm commitment to major projects including all phases of HS2 and expansion of Heathrow
  • Commit to clear UK energy strategy
  • Back industry proposals to eliminate mobile not spots
  • Funding to clear backlog of local road improvements