Norfolk Business News

Coronavirus
17/06/2020
People can have their say on temporary changes to some Norwich streets, to support safe shopping and travel around the city. Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council have proposed a series of measures to ensure social distancing when walking, with any surplus space then available for street...
Policy
16/06/2020
Norwich City Council have released their latest economic barometer. The report highlighted: Locally Norwich food processing equipment manufacturer Fabcon Food Systems has won a six-figure contract to supply and install bespoke machinery for a seasoning and distribution line in Belgium. An...
Coronavirus
15/06/2020
From today, Monday 15 June, it is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in England (bus, coach, train, tram, ferry and aircrafts). This is to help reduce the risk of transmission when social distancing is not always possible. Under the new rules, operators will be able to prevent...
Coronavirus
15/06/2020
All non-essential retail shops (high street retailers, department stores, book shops, electronics retailers, tailors, auction houses, photography studios, indoor markets, and shops selling clothes, shoes and toys) can reopen in England from today, Monday 15 June, provided they follow guidelines to...
Coronavirus
15/06/2020
As more businesses begin to re-open their doors and look for new opportunities in the face of COVID-19 recovery we have highlighted several possible funding sources to support their future plans. BBC Children in Need Covid Next Steps Grant Programme  Grants up to £80,000 for organisations working...
Brexit
15/06/2020
Commenting on the ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said: “Businesses need the two sides to knuckle down and agree a deal. Otherwise companies will have to spend cash they don’t have preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario yet again, just as they try...
Coronavirus
15/06/2020
Norfolk County Council’s Public Health team has produced a toolkit for supporting businesses to engage with staff and customers, as they begin to re-open and to ensure a safer and healthier environment for their staff.  This toolkit is not intended to replace or supersede other guidance; it is...
Coronavirus
12/06/2020
The Government have provided  funding to help support some of the businesses and charities that did not qualify under the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. Government have requested that Local Authorities prioritise certain types of businesses and...
Coronavirus
12/06/2020
The Department of Work and Pensions have launched a new campaign around Universal Credit and COVID-19. A new website has been launched to provide clear, factual information on employment and benefits support with advice on housing, furlough, sick pay and self-employment, alongside advice and FAQs...
Coronavirus
12/06/2020
The UK government and HM Treasury have announced that people on paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the furlough scheme, despite the 10 June cut-off date. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until October, with new...

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