MEDIA MONITOR: Friday 13th April 2012

BCC and Accredited Chamber mentions in the national media:

Adam Marshall is quoted in the Financial Times (pg 4) over calls to reform UK bankruptcy laws.

Today’s top story

Weak trade figures dampen export-led recovery hopes. Times, pg 43, Guardian, pg 30, Independent, pg 54, Telegraph, pg B2.

Key articles on the Chamber Network’s policy priorities:

BA job losses highlight weaknesses in labour market. Financial Times, pg 4, Times, pg 12, Express, pg 6, Independent, pg 9, Mirror, Telegraph, Guardian.

Shops, offices and factories face rate swap ‘time bomb’. Telegraph, pg B1.

Royal Mail rationing stamps. Telegraph, pg 1, Guardian, Daily Mail.

More news...

Vince Cable criticises government proposals to cap tax on charitable donations. Guardian, pg 15.

Conservatives dip to a new low in the polls after the Budget fails to strike a chord with voters. Independent, pg 2.

Government begins to push for directly elected mayors. Financial Times, pg 2.

Tesco changes focus onto smaller stores. Financial Times, pg 15.

EU plans to curb bankers’ bonuses with a fixed cap. Financial Times, pg 1.

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