Norfolk Business News

Coronavirus
26/01/2021
As Coronavirus continues to impact the day-to-day operations of businesses across the UK, the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce stand ready to support you. We have created a range of resources to help address your concerns which can be found on our website. Since March 2020, thousands of businesses...
Policy
26/01/2021
Results from the British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Recruitment Outlook (QRO), in partnership with Totaljobs, found that while there was a modest improvement in the overall number of businesses attempting to recruit in Q4, sectoral disparities remain. Fieldwork for the survey was carried out...
General
25/01/2021
Norfolk County Council have released their business ratepayers consultation for 2021/2022.  With a very challenging year for everyone last year, the budget for the coming financial year had to make allowances for the continuing response to the Covid-19 pandemic; dealing with Brexit and reducing...
General
25/01/2021
Following the Chancellor’s statement, changing the minimum placement criteria for small business from 03 February,  Norfolk Chambers have confirmed their commitment to continue providing exceptional support to local employers to help and guide them with their Kickstart Placements. For each...
Brexit
22/01/2021
Rules of Origin (RoO) are putting a spanner in the works for UK exporters wishing to take advantage of the UK’s newly negotiated trade deals with the EU and all trade deals we had with the EU that have been rolled over. The new trade agreements only allow goods of UK origin to move tariff and quota...
General
19/01/2021
Vantage Protect, who provide the Chamber of Commerce Commercial Legal Expenses policy, have rebranded to Rhino Protect.  Chamber Legal Expenses Insurance is included for all members as part of standard membership and covers claims such as; 1. Employee Disputes 2. Health & Safety Prosecutions...
Brexit
18/01/2021
On 01 January 2021 a new immigration system came into play and EU, EEA and/or Swiss nationals will no longer be allowed to move to the UK and work without a visa.  Under the new system, all foreign nationals will be treated equally, excepting Irish citizens. Our region has a wide range of...
Policy
15/01/2021
Commenting on GDP figures for November 2020 published today by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:    “The latest figures highlight the continued damage being done to the UK economy by coronavirus.   “The decline in output in November was largely driven by the drag on activity from the...
Coronavirus
12/01/2021
A letter from BEIS Minister Scully has been issued to haulier firms on the new requirements for drivers to have a negative Covid test before travelling to ports.  The costs of test will be met by government and businesses are encouraged to go through their local authority for the necessary...
Event
12/01/2021
Returning on Friday 5 February, 2pm-4.30pm, The Big Debate goes virtual this year bringing together local MPs and business leaders to influence change and give voice to Norfolk businesses.  The online debate is spilt into four main topics Norfolk Chambers have identified as key to the business...

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