Norfolk Business News

Export
20/06/2012
Measures to make the international system of patent application faster and more effective were announced today by the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) with changes to the UK’s Fast Track system. These moves come as part of a wider effort by the UK and US intellectual property authorities to...
Export
20/06/2012
The UK’s best and worst locations for doing business effectively have been revealed by a new survey from the Forum of Private Business (FPB). Energy costs and access to effective telecommunications top the list of infrastructure issues for small firms. The survey, “Infrastructure for Growth”, found...
Export
20/06/2012
The European Commission has launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva to Argentina's import restrictions. Under WTO dispute settlement procedures, the EU is first requesting consultations with Argentina in a bid to have these measures, which negatively affect the EU's...
Export
20/06/2012
The Government has introduced legislation promising to encourage long-term growth, although some of the country's leading business organisations seem, at best, to be taking a wait-and-see attitude to the new proposals. Presenting the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to Parliament, Business...
Export
20/06/2012
HMRC has been blasted for the length of time that callers have to wait before they get through to someone on the organisation’s helpline numbers. The Low Income Tax Group undertook a mystery shopping exercise of three HMRC helplines in the week after Easter — the first of the new tax year — and it...
Export
20/06/2012
Air freight markets slumped sharply in the first half of 2011, bottoming out towards the end of the year. However, various distortions and month-to-month volatility have continued to mark performance since the beginning of 2012. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA),...
Policy
20/06/2012
See what the Bank of England’s Agents think about business conditions in Norfolk and East Anglia and what they think is going to happen with consumer demand, investment, exports, employment and the housing market.  Click here to read the full report.
General
19/06/2012
Annual CPI inflation down from 3.0% in April to 2.8% in May Annual RPI inflation down from 3.5% in April to 3.1% in May Commenting on the inflation figures for May 2012, published today by the ONS, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber said: “The large decline in the May inflation figures...
General
19/06/2012
News bulletin – 18 June 2012 Record fall in 'NHS satisfaction' Public satisfaction with the NHS has dropped by a record amount, the British Social Attitudes Survey suggests. Patients dropped from 're-categorised' NHS waiting lists The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has condemned NHS trusts in...
Export
18/06/2012
  Prime Minister David Cameron is leading a high-level business delegation this week to Mexico, which is hosting the G20 and B20 summits in Los Cabos. He is accompanied by Chancellor George Osborne, Trade & Investment Minister Lord Green and over 25 UK companies, institutions and universities...

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