The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce is working hard to lobby for additional support for local businesses from Government and stakeholders.
Throughout this period we will be keeping in close contact with our members to understand their needs and undertaking a significant stakeholder engagement and lobbying campaign to secure them the support that they need urgently.
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have caused an economic shock unlike any on record. Throughout the pandemic, the GBCC has worked hard to lobby stakeholders in our members’ interests.
The Final Hurdle?: Areas for urgent action on Covid-19 Business Support.
This report follows up on the recommendations that we made in our previous lobbying document Keep Business Moving II. In particular, it explores the announcements made by Government since we published our last report back in April and sets out the actions that still need to be taken to help businesses survive the next few months.
Keep Business Moving II: Following the announcements made at the March Budget, the GBCC has published a new report which explores existing gaps in the support mechanisms the Government has produced to help businesses during the Covid-19 crisis and make a series of recommendations on how these issues can be tackled.
#BackOurBusinesses: The GBCC are calling for urgent Government action across 10 critical areas in order to ensure that businesses impacted by COVID-19 can survive and thrive. This report has been created with GBCC members and features a number of local business case studies.
On the 9th December 2020, the GBCC and 50 of our members, partners and stakeholders wrote to the Chancellor calling for urgent action on grant support and a number of key areas outlined in the #BackOurBusinesses report.
Keep Business Moving: A GBCC Action Plan explores how Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting on the region’s firms and what can be done about it. It includes:
What happens after December 2nd?: A stakeholder briefing paper calling for urgent action on clarity for businesses on COVID-19 regulations following the 2nd December 2020 & action on additional support for the most impacted businesses.
Unprecedented Times: combines in-depth analysis of data on local business performance with recommendations on government interventions. This publication was launched on the 30th June 2020.
Mind The Gap Unprecedented Times replaced the GBCC’s previous lobbying document Mind the Gap. Between the 23rd April and 29th June the GBCC released 6 versions of Mind the Gap
The GBCC continue to work with local stakeholders and nationally via the British Chambers of Commerce to secure cross-sector and cross-party support for the interventions that businesses need. Most recent achievements include:
There is much more to do and the GBCC remains committed to standing up for our members’ interests throughout this challenging period.
If your businesses is falling through the gaps in Government support please contact KBM@Birmingham-Chamber.com