Norfolk Business News

General
23/01/2013
The East of England was the most represented UK region at last month’s Offshore Wind Energy event in Paris.  Those businesses now have the opportunity to capitalise on this success and follow up the leads and contacts made in Paris by attending THETIS.  This is an international convention on Marine...
General
23/01/2013
Commenting on today’s speech on Europe by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, John Longworth, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The vast majority of businesses across the UK want to stay in the Single Market, but on the basis of a revised relationship with...
Export
21/01/2013
Qatar Customs Authorities, have issued a new ruling with regard to goods being directly shipped to Qatar from the UK with an EC Certificate of Origin.  It is causing some confusion and problems so please be aware of this. The Notice states that it is the responsibility of the UK Exporter who is...
Policy
21/01/2013
The government finally published its response to the Sickness Absence Review last Thursday. The response committed government to introduce an independent health advisory and assessment service that will provide an independent assessment of employees who have; been off work for four weeks; retain...
Policy
21/01/2013
On last Monday the Pensions Minister confirmed that the government will introduce a single-tier state pension from April 2017. This will reduce complexity and offer a higher state pension for the self-employed but may reduce the state pension for higher earners; this will also eliminate ‘...
Policy
21/01/2013
Last week began with BCC senior policy advisor Mike Spicer giving evidence to the Transport Select Committee on the government’s aviation strategy, with specific focus on aviation capacity in the UK. During the evidence session  he highlighted the cost businesses are facing due to ongoing...
Policy
21/01/2013
The inflation figures published last Tuesday confirmed that CPI remained unchanged for the third successive month in December at 2.7%. The largest upward pressure came from the price increases in utility bills but this was offset by downward pressure from air fares. Although there is some...
Export
21/01/2013
The rules on food imports from Japan, following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station on 11 March 2011, were until recently imposed by Regulation 284/2012. This has now been replaced by Regulation 996/2012 governing imports of Japanese food and animal feed. This Regulation notes that...
Export
21/01/2013
A new framework to enhance the EU’s ability to enforce its rights in the international trading system has been put forward by the European Commission. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said that ensuring EU’s partners respect the agreed trade rules is essential to make trade agreements work for the...
Export
21/01/2013
The Council of the European Union has agreed to adopt a new Council Regulation concerning restrictive measures against Iran which amends EU Council Regulation No 267/2012. This new Regulation came into legal force on 22 December 2012 and was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The Council...

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