The rise, 1% on the rate but an effective 10% increase in payments, was announced last year and takes effect from 6 April.
At the beginning of March Accountancy Age published findings which showed that one in four firms could be forced to cut recruitment as a result of the hike in the tax.
The BCC research comes just days away from the increase taking place but also found that, among SMEs, the numbers of companies saying they will have to take action to cut costs climbed to one in three.
Committee expresses concern about costs to businesses and April 2018 implementation date
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit
Top 25 firm HW Fisher & Co has acquired London firm Rhodes & Rhodes
Top Ten firm RSM has appointed Nick Blundell as its head of corporate tax in Birmingham