Norfolk Business News

Policy
06/11/2012
At a recent meeting of the Chamber Planning and Development Group, members noted that whilst the planning and development market is still very challenging, improvements could be seen over the third quarter, in comparison to the previous quarters. Members advised that a larger quantity of planning...
Policy
06/11/2012
Elveden Village Hall, Elveden Village, Norfolk IP24 3TJ Thursday 22 November, Friday 23 November and Saturday 24 November 2012 The Highways Agency invites you to attend an exhibition about the upgrade works to improve the A11 between Fiveways and Thetford roundabout. The exhibition will be held at...
General
06/11/2012
“The news this week that Norfolk Chamber member joint venture ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) and Vattenfall, the developers of East Anglia Offshore Wind (EAOW), and the companies behind a major wind farm scheme planned off East Anglia’s coast have already invested £6.65million in the region through...
Policy
02/11/2012
It is 7 months since the launch of the Youth Contract, which means that the first cohort of employers will have earned their full 6-month subsidy of £2,275. The Norfolk Chamber would like to hear from businesses about their experiences of using the Youth Contract and barriers preventing greater...
Policy
02/11/2012
This week saw a Westminster Hall debate on business rates, with the Chamber network’s position on this key business issue being cited by Peter Aldous MP. The Minister for Business and Enterprise, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, also welcomed the British Chamber of Commerce’s supply chain report which...
Policy
31/10/2012
Commenting on Lord Heseltine’s independent review of UK competitiveness, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Lord Heseltine’s analysis of the state of the UK economy is compelling. Businesses will welcome his call for steady, long-term thinking to...
Policy
30/10/2012
SMEs often find the burden of bureaucracy and red tape overwhelming.  The European commission is now carrying out a consultation to find out which are the most burdensome pieces of legislation to smaller companies.  The online consultation is now open and will run until 21 December 2012. Once the...
Policy
26/10/2012
The Norfolk Chamber, together with the British Banking Association, recently held the annual British Banking Association Dinner for Norfolk.  The main debate centred on access to finance and allowed local businesses the opportunity to raise any concerns on this issue.  The guests included...
Export
26/10/2012
  This week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) hosted its first annual International Trade Conference in central London. In his speech to delegates, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green, said that exports should be increased to 40% of UK GDP, and that exporting is ‘not just...
Export
26/10/2012
The latest figures show that the number of private sector businesses in the UK increased significantly to 4.8 million at the start of 2012 – a record high. This is an increase on last year’s figures, which showed there were 4.5 million businesses in the UK at the start of 2011. The statistics,...

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