Norfolk Business News

Coronavirus
19/05/2020
Norfolk Chambers recently surveyed the local business community to understand what challenges they were facing and how they were coping with the lockdown and potential easing of these measures.  A cross-section of the business community responded and the results highlighted that 34% of businesses...
Coronavirus
19/05/2020
Commenting on the extension of the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme, including extending the lending limit to £200m, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “It is good to see the government continue to listen to business concerns and make improvements to existing schemes. “These...
Policy
18/05/2020
A project that would help complete a dual carriageway orbital route around Norwich and relieve traffic congestion on local roads has been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT) late last week to continue through the next stages of its development. The Norwich Western Link is a new 3.8 mile...
Coronavirus
18/05/2020
As we all move into the next phase of the UK’s response to Coronavirus, the Rail Delivery Group has issued important guidance. Only those who cannot work from home should be travelling to work, and where people do so, they should aim to avoid public transport if possible. The railway in England...
Policy
18/05/2020
The Chambers Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), the UK’s largest independent business survey, is open today (Monday 18 May) for three weeks. Last week, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the UK was officially in recession and the Bank of England advised that it believes that this will be the...
Coronavirus
13/05/2020
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that firms are ready for a gradual reopening of the economy but will need continued, adaptable government support during a phased return to work.  Over 70% of respondents have furloughed a portion of their staff Nearly...
Export
13/05/2020
Confirmation has been received that British Chambers of Commerce in conjuction with DIT have negotiated with the Saudi customs authorities for electronically signed Certificates of Origin to be accepted with immediate effect.    These documents can now be applied for by the Express method within e-...
Coronavirus
13/05/2020
Commenting on the launch of a temporary government backed guarantee to support the provision of trade credit insurance for businesses, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “The government has demonstrated once again that it is listening to the concerns of our business communities. “The launch...
Policy
13/05/2020
Commenting on GDP statistics for Q1 2020, published today (13 May) by the ONS (Office of National Statistics), British Chambers of Commerce, Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “The contraction in UK GDP in the first quarter underscores the negative impact that coronavirus had on the economy, even...
Coronavirus
13/05/2020
Self-employed workers in the UK will be able to apply for grants of up to £7,500 from today, with payments due within six days, the Government has said. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant is worth up to 80% of average trading profits for those stuck at home. It is the biggest...

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