Norfolk Business News

Policy
20/09/2012
The economic round table discussion, at a recent meeting of the Norwich Chamber Council, highlighted that business are still finding it tough, with many business playing safe and being cautious.  However there are some signs of improvement.  Broom Boats advised that they have orders for two new...
Policy
19/09/2012
Norfolk Chamber and other key stakeholders will be attending the Norfolk Rail Prospectus Workshop, organised by Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation and Chloe Smith Norwich North MP, in conjunction with Norfolk County Council on 4th October. The Prospectus will build on the...
General
19/09/2012
  Commenting on the MPC minutes published today by the Bank of England, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The decision to hold interest rates at 0.5% and to maintain QE at £375bn was taken unanimously, which was unsurprising. Existing QE is still being...
General
18/09/2012
The British Chambers of Commerce are carrying out a snap poll on "Access to Finance" this week. The Snap poll is carried out over 3 days and starting from today, closing at midnight on Thursday.   The BCC have commented as follows: "Considering the continuing economic challenges faced by UK...
General
18/09/2012
Annual CPI inflation was 2.5% in August 2012, down from 2.6% in July Annual RPI inflation was 2.9% in August 2012, down from 3.2% in July   Commenting on the inflation figures for August 2012 published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC),...
Policy
17/09/2012
Commenting on the proposals announced by Vince Cable on the proposed employment law changes, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber said: “Norfolk employers will be encouraged that the government is taking steps to reduce the burden of the employment system and create a more flexible labour market....
Export
13/09/2012
The UK's aviation policy is under wide-ranging scrutiny at the moment, with attention variously on the desirability, or otherwise, of extending Heathrow and the possibility of creating a "Boris island" airport in the Thames. The Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), John...
Export
13/09/2012
A firm is facing a fine of £10,000 after it failed to inform HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that it had changed its name — despite the fact that all it had done was change from a partnership to a limited company. The unnamed firm had, according to the Forum of Private Business (FPB), an exemplary...
Export
13/09/2012
Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Vince Cable have both announced that their Departments are considering the creation of a new bank to improve the flow of credit to small and medium-sized firms. This comes as good news to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) which has long...
Export
13/09/2012
World trade is predicted to grow by 75% in the next 15 years, with merchandise trade volumes set to climb to US$48 trillion by 2025, up from US$27.2 trillion today. That at least is the view of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is concerned that new financial solutions will be...

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