Chamber welcomes British PM’s speech at Lancaster House

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce welcomes the clarity that has emerged this week in respect of the Brexit debate following a speech given this week by Theresa May on the subject at Lancaster House in London. A Chamber spokesman explained that “much of Theresa May’s description of the UK in her Brexit speech reflects the reality in Gibraltar in that, like the UK, Gibraltar is internationalist in its outlook, is ethnically very diverse and takes much of its strength as a nation from this very diversity. We agree with Mrs May’s appeal to the EU to respect Europe’s wide cultural...

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Employment Tribunal Reforms

The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to see the recent changes to reform Employment Tribunals and commends the government for updating this important piece of legislation. Chamber board members have spent considerable time and resources working with the Ministry of Business and Employment and with Minister Costa over the last couple of years to ensure that the interests of our members, as well as those of all local employers, are upheld in as balanced a manner as possible and also to ensure that these reforms do not impose an unnecessary burden on them in terms of time and money. We are...

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City Taxi Service

The Chamber of Commerce is heartened that the Gibraltar Taxi Association agrees with the Chamber’s comments on the poor state of the City Taxi Service when interviewed by GBC. Recognition of the situation is the first step in trying to resolve it. The Chamber is grateful for the offer from the GTA to spend a day with their drivers to see the problems which they encounter. Nevertheless, the offer misses the central point which is the lack of availability and the inconsistent and poor reliability of the City Taxi Service. There may indeed, at certain times, be traffic congestion or delays...

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B2B Autumn 2016

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City Taxi Service

When the Government announced the introduction of the Taxi Association’s Customer Charter in October 2013 it outlined ways to ensure that City Taxi Service would be greatly improved in terms of the availability of taxis at the main ranks in town, at the border and at the airport. However, time and again over the last three years the City Service has shown that it remains unacceptably inadequate. Complaints about the situation by members of the public appear frequently on local social media groups and serve to highlight the strength of feeling on this matter. To add insult to injury, taxi...

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Working together for Gibraltar’s future

In the two months since the referendum, the Chamber has consulted many members across a variety of business sectors on the impact of possible Brexit.  The Chamber was encouraged by the Chief Minister’s words in his post referendum budget speech: “Every interaction with our clients, investors and visitors is an opportunity and a responsibility. We can and must all make a difference. In that respect, the public service will be hugely important…. We have to be ready to do more, go further, work harder, be more efficient and wield greater influence than ever in building our common...

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