Business News

19 June 2015

Retail sales continue to rise but UK growth remains unbalanced

  • Retail sales volumes in May 2015, up 0.2% on the month, up 4.6% on the year • Average store prices…
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18 June 2015

Labour market strengthens and earnings accelerate, but MPC should remain patient

• In three months to April 2015, unemployment fell by 43,000 and employment rose by 114,000 • Also in…
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5 June 2015

MPC must persevere with low interest rates to support business confidence

Commenting on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) interest rate decision, David Kern, Chief Economist…
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28 May 2015

Falling prices expected to be short-lived

  • Annual CPI inflation in April 2015 was -0.1%, marginally lower than 0.0% in March 2015 • This is…
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22 May 2015

Join Hampshire Chamber at the New Forest Expo 3 June

Showcase exhibition for New Forest businesses marking Lymington’s status as Brand New Forest Town of…
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22 May 2015

Romanian visit set to expand market for Hampshire exporters

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has strengthened its Romanian links to
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19 May 2015

Hampshire Chamber strengthens business voice in Rushmoor and Hart

Giving firms in north east Hampshire a louder voice in the corridors of power is one of the key aims…
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18 May 2015

Manufacturing exporters buck the trend despite exchange rate challenges, says BCC and DHL quarterly export confidence tracker

To coincide with Export Week (18-22 May) a quarterly report released today (Monday) by the British Chambers…
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18 May 2015

Industrial sector makes welcome progress despite facing huge challenges

• Total industrial production in March 2015 was up 0.5% on the month and up 0.7% on the year • Manufacturing…
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13 May 2015

Business confidence would benefit from greater clarity from the MPC

    • BoE predicts GDP growth of 2.6% in 2015, 2.6% in 2016 and 2.5% in 2017 • BoE predicts inflation…
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