Norfolk Business News

General
24/09/2012
- Public sector net borrowing was £14.4bn in August 2012, equal to the net borrowing in August 2011 Commenting on the public sector finance figures for August 2012, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The deficit in August was slightly smaller than the...
General
24/09/2012
The vouchers worth £5,000 would be offered to businesses, and allow them to access advice to help them grow. Advice would focus on issues such as exporting, HR, access to finance, marketing, and help with the planning system. The scheme would generate activity in the domestic business services...
Policy
21/09/2012
Commenting on yesterday’s announcement on the independent scrutiny of regulations affecting challenger businesses by Business and Enterprise Minister Michael Fallon, Caroline Williams, CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “Ensuring that innovative, growing businesses are not hampered by burdensome...
Policy
20/09/2012
The Bank of England Agents’ summary for September highlighted that spending on consumer goods and services continued to grow at a gradual pace, however promotions and sales remained essential to support demand, with households still focused on finding value for money.  Export growth continued to...
Policy
20/09/2012
The economic round table discussion, at a recent meeting of the Norwich Chamber Council, highlighted that business are still finding it tough, with many business playing safe and being cautious.  However there are some signs of improvement.  Broom Boats advised that they have orders for two new...
Policy
19/09/2012
Norfolk Chamber and other key stakeholders will be attending the Norfolk Rail Prospectus Workshop, organised by Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Planning and Transportation and Chloe Smith Norwich North MP, in conjunction with Norfolk County Council on 4th October. The Prospectus will build on the...
General
19/09/2012
  Commenting on the MPC minutes published today by the Bank of England, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:   “The decision to hold interest rates at 0.5% and to maintain QE at £375bn was taken unanimously, which was unsurprising. Existing QE is still being...
General
18/09/2012
The British Chambers of Commerce are carrying out a snap poll on "Access to Finance" this week. The Snap poll is carried out over 3 days and starting from today, closing at midnight on Thursday.   The BCC have commented as follows: "Considering the continuing economic challenges faced by UK...
General
18/09/2012
Annual CPI inflation was 2.5% in August 2012, down from 2.6% in July Annual RPI inflation was 2.9% in August 2012, down from 3.2% in July   Commenting on the inflation figures for August 2012 published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC),...
Policy
17/09/2012
Commenting on the proposals announced by Vince Cable on the proposed employment law changes, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber said: “Norfolk employers will be encouraged that the government is taking steps to reduce the burden of the employment system and create a more flexible labour market....

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