Norfolk Business News

Policy
21/06/2013
At a recent meeting of the Norwich Chamber Council, Karen O’Kane the Programme Director for Better Broadband for Norfolk and John Cullum, the Senior Deployment Manager for BT Openreach provided a progress report on upgrading broadband in Norfolk and highlighted the benefits to business. Facts about...
Policy
21/06/2013
Public sector borrowing, excluding transfers from the Bank of England QE scheme, was £12.7bn in May 2013, compared with net borrowing of £15.6bn in May 2012 Public sector net debt was 75.2% of GDP Commenting on the Public Sector Finances for May 2013, published today by the ONS, David Kern...
Policy
21/06/2013
The May unemployment figures across Norfolk followed the trend of the rest of the UK and fell slightly.  The county showed an overall reduction of 3.6%. Unemployment rates in Norfolk have been falling noticeably since February 2013, however, despite this drop, there are still over 17,000...
Policy
21/06/2013
Norwich City Council have released their latest economic barometer for the region.  Some of the highlights are: New data suggests that the UK's services sector, which accounts for around three-quarters of the economy, grew at its fastest rate since March 2012. Norfolk’s hard-hit construction...
Policy
20/06/2013
The Norfolk and Suffolk Local Transport Body (LTB) has been created.  This is a new body that will receive funding from the government for large transport schemes in our region.  It will cover the geographical area of the two counties and New Anglia LEP, and is likely to receive around £39m of...
Policy
20/06/2013
The British Chambers of Commerce recently carried out an International Trade Survey on businesses across Norfolk and the rest of the UK.  The results showed that exporting was on the increase, rising from 32% of those surveyed in 2012 to 39% in 2013.  Some interesting responses were received from...
Policy
17/06/2013
At a recent meeting of the Great Yarmouth Chamber Council, the members were pleased to note several positive good news stories for Great Yarmouth: Pinch Point Funding of £4.7m has been awarded for the new road between the A143 and the A12, which will service the Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone...
Policy
13/06/2013
In the three months to January 2013, unemployment fell by 5,000, and employment rose by 24,000 Youth unemployment fell by 43,000, but remains high In the first quarter of 2013, public sector employment fell by 22,000, while private sector employment increased by 46,000 Commenting on the...
Policy
12/06/2013
There are now only 2 weeks left to submit your entry for the Chamber Awards.  The Chamber Awards are considered one of the UK’s most hotly contested and prestigious business awards. Norfolk has lots of highly successful businesses and this is your opportunity to showcase the best of Norfolk at a...
Export
10/06/2013
Read updates issued by the Export Control Organisation including details about imposition of arms embargoes, Open General Export Licence amendments or announcements about Control List changes. Notice to Exporters 2013/14 In a recent Notice to Exporters (2013/11), the ECO advised that changes to...

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