Norfolk Business News

General
27/03/2012
Commenting on the government’s decision to move ahead with crucial reforms to planning laws, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “This country’s impossible planning regime has for too long prevented our development and growth. We have said that without...
General
27/03/2012
World-leading sustainability expert Gunter Pauli will be one of the speakers at Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers’ Sustainability 2012 Conference on 10 May at the John Innes Centre, Norwich. Gunter Pauli is an entrepreneur, lecturer, author and commentator on culture, science, politics, sustainability...
General
22/03/2012
February 2012 retail sales volumes: down 0.8% on the month, up 1.0% on the year Commenting on the retail sales figures for February 2012 published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “A fall in sales in February was widely expected...
General
22/03/2012
The Chancellor’s Budget could never have satisfied everyone. While the accelerated reduction in Corporation Tax, as well as the continued commitment to deficit reduction, are both reasons for businesses to be cheerful, we are disappointed that action was not taken today to prevent the coming ‘Great...
General
21/03/2012
Commenting on today’s Budget, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Never has there been a more important moment for the government to focus on British business and long-term, sustainable growth. The Chancellor’s commitments to contain the deficit and...
General
21/03/2012
Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers have formed an alliance to establish an agenda for economic growth and created a joint manifesto.  Firms in Norfolk and Suffolk are up to the economic growth challenge, but they need leadership from policy and decision makes who influence and shape the business...
Export
21/03/2012
Australia recorded a seasonally-adjusted trade deficit of A$673 million in January 2012, the first monthly deficit since February 2011, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Exports of metal ores and minerals fell 15 per cent, or A$1.1 billion. This was in part...
Export
21/03/2012
If you went to Germany on a business trip or exhibited at a German trade fair in 2011, you can potentially save approximately 16 percent of your business expenses by claiming back the German VAT you incurred during the trip. Since 2010, British businesses can submit their claims via an online...
Export
21/03/2012
It's that time of year again when the Arab Embassies review their legalisation costs so if there are to be any changes, they normally come into force from 1st April. If you are looking to ship goods to any of the Arab League countries and will require legalised paperwork, please ensure that you...
Export
21/03/2012
A new version of the Export Control Organisation's current Training Bulletin is now available. The Bulletin includes details of all forthcoming ECO seminars and workshops taking place from March to September 2012 (along with an attached course booking form at the bottom of the bulletin). Courses...

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