Chamber urges Government to rethink increases in social insurance to protect jobs and safeguard economic recovery

The recent announcement of huge increases in social insurance payments highlights the precarious state of the Government’s finances in the wake of not only the Covid Pandemic but also years of rampant recurrent and capital expenditure. It also demonstrates the inconsistent approach which the Government takes on consulting on matters affecting the business community. It beggars belief that these measures have been announced without consultation and without notice to those most affected. When social insurance costs were increased in 2017, the Government said it had to impose a double...

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Chamber seeks assistance for business to deal with coronavirus

In the last week or so the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has received calls, emails and spoken to a number of members about current trading. The situation is developing very quickly and some local businesses have already seen a dramatic fall in sales and prospective sales as a direct result of the spread of the corona virus in western Europe. The Chamber board is currently considering a number of possible measures which it believes could help local companies through what is likely to be a severe but short term period of difficult trading conditions. Chamber President,...

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Chamber launches new members’ magazine

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has published the first issue of its new members’ magazine, Gibraltar Business.  The magazine will be published on a quarterly basis and will cover news and features on what is happening in Gibraltar’s thriving business community. The magazine has been several months in the planning and care has been taken to achieve an editorial balance covering established businesses and start up businesses across as many sectors as possible. The launch issue is packed with news and features on the introduction of private pensions, Gibraltar’s shipping...

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Chamber publishes 2019 Election Wish List

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Chamber & GFSB respond to 2018 budget

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses both welcome the Government’s confidence in the current state of the economy, but are disappointed that many of the increases announced in this year’s budget are significantly higher than the current rate of inflation of 2 ½ per cent.  With the continued uncertainty of what Brexit might bring, coupled with continued competition from unregulated businesses from across the border, it seems unreasonable for local businesses to be forced to bear a disproportionate share of these cost increases. When social...

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Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce Annual Report & Accounts 2017

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