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    British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Forecast

    The latest British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) forecast makes interesting reading as Brexit uncertainty continues to impact confidence levels and has resulted in a downgraded growth forecast of just 1.2% in 2019 (down from 1.3%), which if realised would be the weakest growth in a decade. The BCC has also downgraded its growth forecast for 2020 to 1.3% (down from 1.5%) and published its first forecast for 2021 of 1.4% growth. Business investment is also forecast to decline by 1.0% in 2019, which would be the weakest outturn since the financial crisis in 2009. Ongoing uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU continues to impact investment intentions.  Average…

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    On the road…

    On Sunday I flew out to Newark and in the next 5 days visited San Diego, Los Angeles, Houston, Michigan, Detroit and New York, a grand total of 12,463.85 miles. It’s been intense and included visits to highly secure research institutes, manufacturing plants and a few Attorney’s as we put in the ground-work to help launch a new business. Saturday at least gave me a chance to get back to my start point in Newark to catch up on a lot of paperwork before I headed back to the airport for one last flight this week – home! All that travelling has helped teach me not to worry too much about the…