Norfolk Business News

Export
23/07/2012
The next update to e-z Cert will be taking place in the new few days on the exporters side of the system. You will therefore find some product enhancement changes when you log in.   The update contains the following changes: Feature 527 To help raise awareness of exporters responsibility to check...
Export
23/07/2012
The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chief Secretary to the Treasury have unveiled a new UK Guarantees scheme aimed at accelerating major infrastructure investment and providing enhanced support to UK exporters. The infrastructure part of the scheme is already in place but the export refinancing...
General
23/07/2012
Aiming to address congestion and long-term capacity issues on and around the strategically crucial A14, the Government has said that it will add a major scheme involving tolling to the Department for Transport (DfT)’s programme of major projects. A study has confirmed that funding for the planned...
Export
23/07/2012
With rumblings of the UK heading towards losing its AAA credit rating within the next 12 months, George Osborne is now planning to pump £50 billion into reviving the floundering economy. The new UK Guarantees scheme aims to dramatically accelerate major infrastructure investment and provide major...
Export
23/07/2012
The bilateral trade agreement between South Korea and the EU will help revitalise international trade. The EU has long argued that one of the main ways out of the current economic problems afflicting its Member States is to encourage international trade, and it worked as hard as any of the...
Policy
20/07/2012
Public sector borrowing in June 2012 was £14.4bn, compared with £13.9bn in June 2011 Commenting on the public sector finance figures for June 2012, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The deficit in June was higher than a year ago, and confirms the...
Policy
19/07/2012
The members of the West Norfolk Chamber Council met recently at Congham Hall Hotel, Grimston, King’s Lynn.  Their economic round table discussion identified that many businesses in West Norfolk were steadily ‘ticking over’ and that some of the medium sized SME’s were actively looking to finance...
Policy
19/07/2012
Norwich Chamber Council met recently and invited Andrew Bell, CEO of Norwich International Airport (NIA) to provide an update on the airport. Andrew advised that NIA had enjoyed 4 years of double-digit growth and that they were now operating a much more streamlined business. Their offshore service...
Policy
19/07/2012
The Great Yarmouth Chamber Council meeting was recently held at the E-Tech Group’s office.  The economic round robin highlighted that whilst Great Yarmouth businesses were doing reasonably well, the economic climate was still tough.  A recent British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic...
Policy
18/07/2012
In the three months to May 2012 unemployment nationally fell by 65,000, compared with the previous quarter, while employment rose by 181,000 National youth unemployment fell by 10,000 but remains above one million. The number of people unemployed for over two years rose by 18,000, to its...

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