Norfolk Business News

Policy
05/01/2021
The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that business conditions remained weak in the fourth quarter as the second lockdown squeezed activity. The bellwether ...
Coronavirus
05/01/2021
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new, national lockdown in England, and following the implementation of a lockdown in Scotland, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:      “Businesses will understand why the Prime Minister has felt compelled to act on the spiralling threat to...
Brexit
31/12/2020
For any import or export of goods, you’ll need a commodity code to make your customs declaration when you bring goods in or send goods out of the UK or EU. This includes goods sent to you from abroad. If you classify your goods correctly you’ll know what rate of duty and import VAT you should pay,...
Brexit
31/12/2020
Following the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Government has published two documents to help businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period on 1 January 2021.  The two documents detail the key actions businesses need to take and provides guidance and...
Brexit
29/12/2020
HMRC have issued further guidance on claiming preferential rates.  From 1 January, if your goods originate in the EU or UK, you may be able to claim a preferential rate of duty when imported into the respective countries and released to free circulation. This means they’ll be free of Customs Duty....
Brexit
24/12/2020
The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, an Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation and an Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information.  It changes the basis of the UK’s relationship with our European neighbours from...
Brexit
24/12/2020
Providing an initial response to the announcement that the UK and EU have reached a trade agreement, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:   “After four long years of uncertainty and upheaval, and just days before the end of transition, businesses will be able to muster little more than a muted...
Coronavirus
23/12/2020
On Wednesday 23 December, Matt Hancock announced thst Norfolk will be moving to Tier 4 restrictions from 00.01 Hrs on Boxing Day (26 December 2020).   Tier 4 restrictions for businesses and venues: Businesses and venues which must close To reduce social contact, the regulations require some...
General
22/12/2020
For December we are running our Christmas Countdown of Charities here at Norfolk Chambers, where throughout the month we will be sharing stories and updates from a variety of Norfolk Charities. Below is a recap list of the Charities we shared last week, along with links to the posts we sent out on...
Coronavirus
21/12/2020
Commenting on the introduction of ‘Tier 4’ of Coronavirus restrictions in England, with many businesses once again forced to close their doors from 20th December, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Christmas was already cancelled for many businesses, but even more will now suffer as a...

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