MEDIA MONITOR: Thursday 26th April 2012

BCC and Accredited Chamber mentions in the national media

The BCC’s comments on GDP were featured in:

Daily Telegraph


Daily Mail

The Sun

BBC News


The BCC’s Quarterly Economic Forecast was mentioned on The Guardian online.

John Longworth was interviewed on the GDP figures on BBC Radio 5 Live. Steve Hughes was interviewed about the figures on BBC News and Sky News.

Adam Marshall was interviewed on Sky News this morning talking about the procurement pledge being made by ministers today.

Today’s top story:

News of double-dip puts pressure on Osborne. Telegraph, pg B1. Sun, pg 4. Guardian pg. 1, Times pg. 4, Daily Mail. Express, pg 2, Mirror, pg 9, Independent, pg 1.

Key articles on the Chamber Network’s policy priorities:

Train contracts shaken up to support British supplier. Telegraph, pg B3.

New runway makes no sense outside Heathrow, says BAA. Telegraph, pg B3.

EU under fire over call for bigger budget Times pg. 4, Daily Mail pg. 2

Banks provide unlikely support for growth. Times pg. 41

Consumer morale at nine month high. Telegraph.

Employers can force retirement if in public interest. Telegraph. BBC.

Clegg plans ‘dating agencies’ to match entrepreneurs with rich bakers. Telegraph.

Osborne stands firm on deficit reduction plan. Financial Times, pg 1.

Services sector gives growing cause for concern. Financial Times, pg 3.

Worrying signs are still there even if the ONS figures are wrong. Independent, pg 63.

Appeal fails on forced retirement. Financial Times, pg 4.

More news...

Calls for inquiry into Hunt office’s role in BSkyB bid. Telegraph, pg 1.

Brown was unbalanced when he declared war on News Corp, says Murdoch. Telegraph, pg 4. Sun, pg 10.

Barclay’s profits jump to £2.45m. Telegraph.

RSB is set to launch share shake-up plan. Express, pg 50.

Trump accuses Scots of betrayal over investment. Financial Times, pg 4, Independent, pg 26.

Public service deals unveiled. Financial Times, pg 4.

HSBC cuts 2,000 UK jobs. Independent, pg 59.

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