Norfolk Business News

Policy
29/05/2013
Norfolk County Council Leader George Nobbs (Lab) today (Tuesday 28 May) announced a new eight-member Cabinet, comprising five Labour members and three Liberal Democrats. Cllr Nobbs was elected Leader of Norfolk County Council on Friday (24 May) and immediately announced the creation of two Cabinet...
General
28/05/2013
The costs to Norfolk County Council of terminating its residual waste contract with Cory Wheelabrator are set out in a report to the Council's Cabinet Scrutiny Committee, which meets on Tuesday 4 June. The report on the contractual penalties that would arise in the event of the Council withdrawing...
Policy
20/05/2013
South Norfolk Council, are seeking people's views on the long awaited bypass around Long Stratton.  Residents have campaigned for decades to have the A140 through Long Stratton bypassed, with it carrying tens of thousands of vehicles each day. Along with the road, South Norfolk Council proposes 1,...
Policy
20/05/2013
Economic recovery in the UK remains weak and uneven.  Whilst domestic demand increased moderately in 2012, this was largely offset by a pronounced fall in exports.  Employment continued to grow strongly, however the weakness of productivity suggests the financial crisis may still be impacting on...
Export
20/05/2013
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Sunday published a major international trade survey, looking at how many UK companies, including Norfolk businesses, are currently exporting and the barriers they face in penetrating new growth markets. The survey of nearly 4,700 respondents shows that the...
Policy
20/05/2013
The British Chambers of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is used by the Bank of England and the Chancellor to plan the future of the UK economy and over 7,000 businesses across the UK take part. The results from Q1 2013 showed that on a national level, almost all major balances improved...
Policy
16/05/2013
Norfolk Figures Between March and April 2013, unemployment fell across Norfolk by 4.6% Over 17,800 current claimants in Norfolk between 16 – 64 years old 3.4% of Norfolk’s population is claiming unemployment benefits National Figures In the three months to March 2013, unemployment...
General
15/05/2013
Commenting on the Bank of England’s Quarterly Inflation Report, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “While we have always felt that the earlier gloom over the UK economy has been exaggerated, the positive trends outlined within Governor King’s final Inflation Report appear to be...
General
15/05/2013
Best isn’t always Big! Norfolk Chamber of Commerce is proud to be sponsoring The Small Business of the Year category at this year’s EDP Business Awards. The competition launched on Wednesday 15 May and businesses have until 3rd August 2013 to submit their entries. The EDP Business Award profiles...
General
14/05/2013
UK trade deficit in goods and services was £3.1bn in March, down from £3.4bn in February Value of UK exports rose by 3.5% between February and March, while imports rose by 2.6% in the same period Commenting on the UK trade figures for March 2013, published today by the ONS, David Kern,...

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