UK economy 'still stuck in first gear'

The UK's economy is 'still stuck in first gear', with many businesses operating at half their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) capacity, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

Call 02476 251333 / 01926 888865 or email accts@leigh-christou.co.uk

The UK's economy is 'still stuck in first gear', with many businesses operating at half their pre-coronavirus (COVID-19) capacity, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The BCC's Coronavirus Impact Tracker found that over half of businesses were suffering from reduced demand. In fact, customer demand and possible future local lockdowns were rated the two top obstacles to maintaining day-to-day operations.

A third of firms said they intend to make redundancies over the next three months, with 13% of businesses having already laid off staff.

Commenting on the survey, Adam Marshall, Director General of the BCC, said: 'Our findings demonstrate that the UK's economic restart is still very much in first gear. Businesses are grappling with reduced customer demand, an ongoing cash crunch and the potential for further lockdowns during an uncertain autumn and winter ahead.

'The time has come for the government to take radical steps to slash the tax burden around employment to help companies pay valued staff, rather than the Revenue.

'A major boost to the Employment Allowance and an increase in the threshold for employers' national insurance contributions (NICs) should both be in the Chancellor's sights if he wants to help viable companies save jobs as the furlough scheme comes to an end.'

xero-logo.jpg Sage Accountant Partner ACCA Quality Checked ACCA Approved Employer The Academy of Experts Accredited Expert gba-2020.png quickbooks.png
About our team

Leigh Christou Limited was established as a firm of Accountants in 1983 converting to a Limited Liability Partnership in 2010 and today, we continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike.

Learn more

Latest news
Contact Details

Please call:
02476 251333 / 01926 888865

Leigh Christou Limited, Leofric House, Binley Road, Gosford Green, Coventry, West Midlands CV3 1JN

Home | Contact us | Site map | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Privacy | Help |

© 2021 Leigh Christou Limited. All rights reserved. powered by totalSOLUTION

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.