Norfolk Business News

Coronavirus
15/04/2020
Results from the third BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of businesses responding to the survey have now furloughed a proportion of their workforce, and are awaiting funds from the Government’s Job Retention Scheme to enable them to pay staff. 66% of survey...
Coronavirus
09/04/2020
The Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Jim Harra, has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for furloughed workers is due to open on 20th April 2020 for applications. The CJRS was announced on 20th March 2020 and is due to back date payments to the beginning...
Coronavirus
08/04/2020
Public Health England has published new guidance on social distancing in the workplace and updates to the guidance to employers and businesses about Coronavirus
Export
08/04/2020
UK exporters can insure UK businesses against the risk of non-payment when selling internationally thanks to a new initiative from UK Export Finance (UKEF). UKEF has extended its export insurance scheme to major markets, including the European Union and US, with immediate effect. Export Insurance...
Coronavirus
08/04/2020
An appeal has been launched to urge businesses and communities across Norfolk to help secure supplies of Personal Protective Equipment for workers in vital services. Councils and organisations across the county, including Norfolk Chambers, are backing the drive to ensure stocks of PPE are available...
Coronavirus
08/04/2020
Results from the second BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that most businesses have not yet successfully accessed the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the grants for small businesses. Just 1% of firms had successfully accessed CBILS and 7% are...
General
07/04/2020
Norfolk Chambers recently surveyed the local business community to understand what challenges they were facing and the kind of support that the Chambers could offer them.  With well over 100 businesses responding from a cross-section of the community, the results highlighted that 77% of businesses...
Coronavirus
03/04/2020
Chancellor strengthens and extends support offer for business   Current loan scheme extended so more small businesses can benefit Lenders banned from requesting personal guarantees on loans under £250,000 New scheme announced to bolster support for larger firms not currently eligible for...
Coronavirus
02/04/2020
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership have now added a jobs page onto their website.  The page compiles vacancies with organisations trying to recruit additional staff to continue to operate during the current Covid-19 situation across the East Anglia region. Vacancies include those at...
Coronavirus
02/04/2020
The funding from government to local authorities for business rates relief and small business grants is starting to filter through.  However the local authorities are taking slightly different approaches as to how the funding is being issued to the recipients.  Looking at their websites, we have...

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