Norfolk Business News

General
10/07/2012
UK trade deficit in goods and services was £2.7bn in May, compared with a deficit of £4.1bn in April Commenting on the trade figures for May 2012, Tracey Howard, International Trade Director at the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, said: “The trade deficit shrank in May, with underlying export...
General
10/07/2012
Commenting on the speech made by Ed Miliband on banking, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber, said: “Too often businesses face Hobson’s Choice in getting the finance they need. There are limited choices for businesses looking for credit vital to grow, invest, and take on staff. What’s more,...
Export
09/07/2012
The Ministry of Defence have issued new guidance for exports of military goods under the US-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty. This guidance specifically concerns completion of a new offline version of the MOD F680 when applying under Treaty auspices only. If you intend to export certain...
Export
09/07/2012
Rules on how customs officials confiscate, store and destroy imports of counterfeit or pirated goods that infringe intellectual property rights (IPRs) have been clarified by the European Parliament. Imports that infringe IPRs are a growing problem in the EU, due in particular to the rising volume...
Export
09/07/2012
Which imports have recently been subject to reinforced border checks?   On 5 June 2012, the EU updated its list of imports of plant origin subject to reinforced border checks from 1 July 2012. Controls performed at EU borders have recently been very successful and, consequently, the EU decided to...
Export
09/07/2012
New EU Regulation 389/2012 replaces current procedures on the movement of excise goods with an improved electronic one. The new regulation In the EU, Regulation 2073/2004/EC on administrative co-operation in the field of excise duties has provided a common system whereby, in order to ensure the...
General
09/07/2012
A round-up of health news this week Seaweed bacteria may prevent tooth decay Scientists claim the use of microbes found on seaweed to see more effective results in the fight against tooth decay rather than any of the branded toothpastes. Hospitals accused of creating 'a two-tier' health system...
General
09/07/2012
Smaller Internet-focused businesses looking for funding could benefit from a new initiative backed by the European Investment Fund and the UK Government. Targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high growth potential, the “Notion Capital 2” fund stands at £62.9 million (€78.2...
Export
09/07/2012
Despite a further rise in exporting activity among both service sector and manufacturing firms, economic growth remains too weak, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The survey for the second quarter (Q2) of 2012 shows that businesses are...
General
06/07/2012
After a delicious buffet lunch at Yours Business Networks, Paul Leggett gave an insightful and honest account of the importance of investing in people. As Director of HR & Administration for Cooper Roller Bearings he understands that people are key to any business. Paul discussed the many ways...

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