Norfolk Business News

Coronavirus
05/05/2020
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has updated their guidance on the SEISS: HMRC is now contacting people who may be eligible for the SEISS The claims service will open on 13 May Applications will open in tranches based on the UTR number Those eligible will have the money paid into their...
Coronavirus
05/05/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has been a seismic shock to the Norfolk economy. It is an unprecedented situation in both scale and impact. What we now understand is that we will not be going back to “business as usual” any time soon. There will be a ‘new normal’ and as a business community we must find...
Brexit
05/05/2020
Commenting on the news that the UK and US are to open formal negotiations on a future free trade agreement, BCC Director General Adam Marshall, said: “While most UK businesses will be focusing on the immediate challenge posed by Coronavirus, strong trading arrangements with both the European Union...
Coronavirus
04/05/2020
As the government mulls plans to lift lockdown, British Chambers of Commerce President, Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister setting out principles for a phased restart of the UK economy. The leading business group set out its integrated approach, the first...
Coronavirus
04/05/2020
A new £617m fund to help businesses with under 50 employees who had been excluded from previous coronavirus support measures has been welcomed by business leaders. The grants are aimed at small businesses with ongoing property costs and will be administered by local authorities, business secretary...
Coronavirus
04/05/2020
The Bounce Back Loan scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. The government guarantees 100% of the loan and there won’t be any fees or interest to pay for the first 12 months. Loan terms will be up to 6 years. No repayments will be due during the first...
Event
30/04/2020
Chris Sargisson - CEO, Nova Fairbank - Head of Policy, and Philippa Bindley - Head of Customer Experience were joined by Norfolk businesses for an interactive Q&A session on Wednesday 29 April 2020. With the sheer volume of information on what businesses should and shouldn't be doing about the...
Coronavirus
30/04/2020
Charities and organisations who have staff on the front-line help keep Norfolk communities safe can now access a new supply system should their PPE supplies run critically short. Over the last few weeks Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF) has been working hard to try and support the provision of PPE for...
Coronavirus
30/04/2020
The Regulations The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 provide for the closure and operating restrictions of a variety of businesses. Norfolk’s Environmental Health and Trading Standards Officers, together with Norfolk Constabulary are tasked with enforcing the...
Coronavirus
30/04/2020
Commenting on UK Finance’s latest figures (30 April) on the number of firms successfully accessing CBILS, the BCC’s Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “While the number of firms accessing CBILS is on an encouraging upward curve, a concerningly high number of firms continue to struggle to access...

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