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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Chamber rebutts Unite

It is farcical to see Unite the Union attacking the Chamber of Commerce to try and deflect from its own hypocritical blunders. The Chamber has been on record campaigning against illegal labour and calling for a level playing field on many occasions. The Chamber is also on record in supporting private sector pensions. The difference is that, unlike Unite, the Chamber of Commerce does not seek to bring Gibraltar to a standstill to further its...

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Chamber to BCA workers: Do your job!

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce is calling on the members of Unite the Union working for the Borders and Coastguard Agency (BCA) to do the job they are paid to do and stop inconveniencing members of the public, tourists and businesses with their selfish and thoughtless work to rule. If the Union and the BCA workers who are members of Unite are unhappy with the status of their negotiating rights they should deal directly with the management of the Agency and not force members of the public, including the elderly and children to wait for over 2 hours to cross the frontier and cause passengers...

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Chamber responds to pensions May day announcement

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce is disappointed by the manner in which the government has chosen to publish the command paper on pensions for the private sector without any effective prior notification. This is particularly the case when the government recently informed the Chamber that it had been too tied up with Brexit discussions to address several long-standing issues affecting the private sector. It appears that it has found the time to address pensions with the unions, but alas, not to hold meaningful discussions with the Chamber or the private sector at large. At a time when...

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B2B SPRING 2018

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