It is meanwhile projecting that UK unemployment, on the International Labour Organisation measure, will fall to 2.3 million or 7% by the end of 2015, from 2.514 million or 7.8% in the second quarter of this year.
However, publishing its latest economic projections today, the BCC cautions: "There is... a risk that planned spending cuts will cause further public sector job losses that the private sector may not be able to absorb."
The BCC has increased its forecast of UK gross domestic product growth in 2014 from 1.9% to 2.2%. It has raised its projection of expansion in 2015 from 2.4% to 2.5%. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney this week noted that the UK's historical average annual growth rate was 2.75%.
Although the BCC raised its growth forecasts, its director-general, John Longworth, warned: "Unfortunately... the recovery is not yet secure.
"We have had false dawns in recent years and, although this upturn appears to be on stronger ground, we must be aware that complacency could lead to setbacks."