Norfolk Business News

Event
21/08/2020
Join us as we launch our brand-new international trade country focus programme, in September 2020. This exciting new programme brings together industry figures, government representatives and BCC partners from across the world. It will provide businesses with all the insights, advice and answers...
Coronavirus
20/08/2020
Millions of self-employed people whose livelihoods have been affected by coronavirus are now able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570 – as the government continues to help drive the UK’s recovery. Those eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can now claim a second...
Coronavirus
19/08/2020
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business  Tracker reveal that business conditions improved only moderately in the weeks since the UK economy suffered an historic contraction in Q2 2020, with firms still reporting high levels of reliance on government support schemes to help stem cashflow...
Export
19/08/2020
Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, Norfolk’s leading provider of international trade training are delighted to announce the launch of their new training programme. Responding to the demand for training, the International Department has created a programme of virtual training courses accredited by the...
Export
14/08/2020
The EU-Vietnam FTA came into force on the 1st August 2020 and EUR1s can now be issued for exports to Vietnam.     Exporters should of course ensure their goods meet the necessary Rules of Origin which can be found in Customs Notice 827. The UK Government has said that it is currently negotiating...
Coronavirus
12/08/2020
Commenting on GDP figures for Q2 2020 published today by the ONS, British Chambers of Commerce Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “The UK suffered an historic contraction in economic activity in the second quarter as the coronavirus closed large parts of the economy. The dominant services sector...
Export
11/08/2020
It has come to our attention that some Qatari customs authorities are now refusing to accept electronic certificates of origin (Express) and are insisting that documents are also legalised. The issue has been raised by British Chambers of Commerce with the Department for International Trade (DIT)...
Coronavirus
11/08/2020
The UK Government is running a #ShopLocal week this week, as part of its #EnjoySummerSafely campaign. The week aims to celebrate the British high street – encouraging customers to come back to their safe local shops, supporting the local economy and local jobs. A toolkit has been made available for...
Policy
11/08/2020
Commenting on the ONS labour market figures for August 2020, published today, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:    “While the headline data continues to lag behind the reality on the ground, the decline in the number of employees on payrolls and hours worked is further evidence of the damage...
Coronavirus
10/08/2020
The Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency has created a webinar briefing presentation deck for Chambers, explaining the new employer incentives for Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Kickstarter. If you would like to host a local webinar briefing for your members,...

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