Policy & Campaigns

Get involved in Chamber policy and lobbying activities

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business across the region, representing the views of members to decision makers in local and national Government and campaigning on your behalf.

  • Policy activity is managed through our campaigns, particularly those relating to Manufacturing and Transport
  • Regular business forums bring together members and local authority leaders providing opportunities to have your say on the issues that matter locally, as well as ensuring the views of businesses are at the top of the political agenda;
  • Our Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK, the results of which are submitted to the Bank of England, HM Treasury, local authorities and other decision makers;
  • The Bank of England Advisory Group informs the Bank of regional trading conditions enabling it to make the best decisions for Black Country businesses;
  • Our responses to Government consultations ensure the views of Black Country businesses can influence the policy making process right from the earliest stages, whilst our work with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) encourages local leaders to make the right decisions for local businesses;
  • Whatever is the issue holding back your business, it is the Chamber of Commerce that provides your with the opportunity to constructively and pro-actively shape policy development for the benefit of all businesses.

Please see below for more details on the current policy campaigns that we are working on. For more information please contact call 0330 024 0820.

Also known as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Impact is a long-term approach to business that addresses the needs of communities, people and their employers. CSR provides frameworks for successful enterprise that is harmonious with its surroundings. It is an opportunity to generate honest, authentic good news stories that a business and its community can be proud of.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 10:50
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On 4th May 2017 voters throughout the West Midlands voted to elect Andy Street as the region's first Mayor.

Last Updated: Thursday, 24 August 2017 23:59
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On 23rd June 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). This decision will be likely to have implications for businesses throughout the country, and as a Chamber we are actively engaging with Government Ministers and MPs to ensure that we are able to help your business navigate any opportunities or uncertainties that may arise.

Last Updated: Monday, 17 July 2017 12:01
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The Black Country has a rich manufacturing heritage that serves as an integral component of the local business landscape, complemented by a vast number of companies that are striving in their respective fields, but we now also need to look to the future. The next phase of manufacturing is already occuring and as a region we need to be supporting this new innovative industry to drive growth in the economy, whilst harnessing the next generation of manufacturing expertise.

Last Updated: Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:12
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Transport has consistently been flagged up as an issue throughout the region, with the current infrastructure networks in place being inconducive to the growth and development of the Black Country business community. As a Chamber, we are committed to tackling the transport-related issues that are faced by local businesses on a daily basis, harnessing an environment that will enable them to thrive in an increasingly inter-connected world. Let's work together to get the Black Country moving! 

Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:34
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