BCC urges reforms to 'weak economy'

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its forecast for UK economic growth this year for the third time.

It now expects the economy to expand just 1.1% in 2011, compared with its 1.3% estimate in June and 1.9% at the start of the year.

The Treasury has declined to comment.

BCC director general David Frost said the government had to do more to help companies grow, at the same time as continuing measures to reduce the UK's budget deficit.

BBC News