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Research and Resources

The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce produce concise, easy to read briefings and original research on the key topics that matter to businesses. The purpose of these documents is to inform you of any major policy changes that may impact your business provide guidance and, where appropriate, signpost to further information. They also set out key procurement opportunities for local businesses and how to access them and intelligence on the local economy and businesses’ views on topical issues.

 

Growth Through People 2019: Multiplying Value

Growth Through People 2019: Multiplying Value

Guidance for local businesses on how you might boost productivity, unlock the full potential of your people and raise your bottom line using what you already have.

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Doing Business in Solihull: An Economic Snapshot

Doing Business in Solihull: An Economic Snapshot

Doing Business in Solihull: An Economic Snapshot offers an introduction to the local economy and business community within Solihull.

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Quarterly Business Report (QBR)

Quarterly Business Report (QBR)

An up to date snapshot of the performance of the region’s business community using key economic indicators.

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Quarterly Economic Snapshot

Quarterly Economic Snapshot

The West Midlands Quarterly Economic Snapshot provides an up to date picture of the performance of the West Midlands business community.

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Autumn Budget

Autumn Budget

This briefing provides an overview of the announcements made in the 2018 Autumn Budget and explains how these changes will affect businesses.

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HS2 Contract Opportunities

HS2 Contract Opportunities

This briefing paper provides guidance on how to access HS2 supply chain opportunities.

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Birmingham Economic Review 2018

Birmingham Economic Review 2018

The Birmingham Economic Review provides comprehensive insight into the economic geography, population, skills, assets, key sectors and comparative strengths of the city.

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Industrial Strategy

Industrial Strategy

This briefing provides an overview of what the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Local Industrial Strategy is and how it will affect businesses.

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Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

This briefing provides information on the 2022 Commonwealth Games and guidance on how to access procurement and sponsorship opportunities

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Growth Through People: Boosting Productivity Through Leadership & People Management Skills

Growth Through People: Boosting Productivity Through Leadership & People Management Skills

Recommendations for businesses and stakeholders.

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Apprenticeship reforms

Apprenticeship reforms

This briefing provides an overview of recent apprenticeship reforms including the apprenticeship levy, transferring funds and T-levels and what they mean for businesses.

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Bridging Skills Gaps in Greater Birmingham

Bridging Skills Gaps in Greater Birmingham: How to avoid Talent Shortages for the Future

This research provides insight into the local skills shortages in the Greater Birmingham area and the expectations for the local market.

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Subject Access Requests

Subject Access Requests

This briefing provides an overview of subject access requests, including what they are and how they affect businesses.

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Congestion in Greater Birmingham: What does it mean for businesses?

Congestion in Greater Birmingham: What does it mean for businesses?

This original research looks at the adverse impact that congestion is having on the local business community.

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Incentivising Investment in Innovation

Incentivising Investment in Innovation

This briefing paper compiles key opportunities available to Greater Birmingham companies aimed at incentivising innovation.

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How could Brexit affect exports from, and imports to, the West Midlands?

How could Brexit affect exports from, and imports to, the West Midlands?

Focuses on the top trading partners for exports from, and to, the West Midlands and examines the ways in which existing trade relationships are affected by EU membership.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Provides an overview of the European Union GDPR legislation and information on how it affects businesses.

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Business Rates Revaluation

Business Rates Revaluation 2017: What does it mean for business?

Provides an update on the 2017 revaluation of Business Rates.

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