Norfolk Business News

Policy
11/07/2012
The British Chamber of Commerce’s energy survey goes live today. The survey will help us better understand the impact of volatile energy costs, the measures businesses have taken to reduce their energy usage, and the relationship between businesses and their energy suppliers. It will also test the...
Policy
11/07/2012
Commenting on reports that the government’s consultation on aviation capacity will be delayed, Caroline Williams, CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said: “The government has spent years working on a strategy for UK aviation, so reports that there will be yet more delays beggar belief. Businesses are...
General
11/07/2012
There has been a further significant development in the long-running saga of the interplay between an individual’s right to take annual leave and their need to take sickness absence. It is well established, as a result of a number of decisions by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), that an...
General
10/07/2012
Manufacturing output for May 2012 up 1.2% on the month, down 1.7% on the year Commenting on the manufacturing output figures for May, published today by the ONS, Tracey Howard, International Trade Director at the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, said: “While most expected the latest manufacturing...
General
10/07/2012
UK trade deficit in goods and services was £2.7bn in May, compared with a deficit of £4.1bn in April Commenting on the trade figures for May 2012, Tracey Howard, International Trade Director at the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, said: “The trade deficit shrank in May, with underlying export...
General
10/07/2012
Commenting on the speech made by Ed Miliband on banking, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber, said: “Too often businesses face Hobson’s Choice in getting the finance they need. There are limited choices for businesses looking for credit vital to grow, invest, and take on staff. What’s more,...
Export
09/07/2012
The Ministry of Defence have issued new guidance for exports of military goods under the US-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty. This guidance specifically concerns completion of a new offline version of the MOD F680 when applying under Treaty auspices only. If you intend to export certain...
Export
09/07/2012
Rules on how customs officials confiscate, store and destroy imports of counterfeit or pirated goods that infringe intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been clarified by the European Parliament. Imports that infringe IPRs are a growing problem in the EU, due in particular to the rising volume...
Export
09/07/2012
Which imports have recently been subject to reinforced border checks?   On 5 June 2012, the EU updated its list of imports of plant origin subject to reinforced border checks from 1 July 2012. Controls performed at EU borders have recently been very successful and, consequently, the EU decided to...
Export
09/07/2012
New EU Regulation 389/2012 replaces current procedures on the movement of excise goods with an improved electronic one. The new regulation In the EU, Regulation 2073/2004/EC on administrative co-operation in the field of excise duties has provided a common system whereby, in order to ensure the...

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