Norfolk Business News

Policy
11/08/2020
Commenting on the ONS labour market figures for August 2020, published today, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:    “While the headline data continues to lag behind the reality on the ground, the decline in the number of employees on payrolls and hours worked is further evidence of the damage...
Coronavirus
10/08/2020
The Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency has created a webinar briefing presentation deck for Chambers, explaining the new employer incentives for Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Kickstarter. If you would like to host a local webinar briefing for your members,...
Coronavirus
10/08/2020
A virtual business recovery festival will provide two days of free training, workshops, panel discussions and advice sessions to help Norfolk and Suffolk’s businesses restart after the Covid-19 lockdown. RESTART, on 29 and 30 September, will be free for any business or organisation to join. With...
Brexit
07/08/2020
Responding to today's announcements of £200m for a new Trader Support Service the BCC’s Director of Trade Facilitation Liam Smyth said: “Whilst the funding announcement for the Trader Support Service is welcome, we need to remember that the GB/NI Border model impacts businesses on both sides of the...
Coronavirus
05/08/2020
Norfolk County Council Public Health team have released new coronavirus communications toolkits to help support local businesses with reopening and controlling the virus. The latest information and advice helps businesses understand and use the NHS Test and Trace to play their part in controlling...
Coronavirus
05/08/2020
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Tracker reveal that businesses are still facing significant cashflow challenges with the schemes announced in the Summer Statement failing to provide support at the scale needed to protect jobs after the furlough scheme winds down:  More than...
Coronavirus
03/08/2020
In a major investment to support one of Norfolk’s key industries, Council and business Leaders have agreed to fund a £2.225m Tourism Sector Support Package from the Norfolk Strategic Fund. The project, led by Norfolk County Council in partnership with all seven district councils and Visit East of...
Coronavirus
31/07/2020
The further easing of coronavirus restrictions in England - due to come in this weekend - has been postponed for at least two weeks, amid concerns over an increase in coronavirus cases. Casinos and bowling alleys will remain shut, with Boris Johnson saying it was time to "squeeze the brake pedal...
Brexit
30/07/2020
By Liam Smyth, ChamberCustoms @chambercustoms www.chambercustoms.co.uk The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and the transition period comes to an end in December this year. It is vital that businesses take action now to get ready for a new border operating environment from 1st...
Policy
29/07/2020
Norfolk County Council have released their latest economic report for January 2020 to June 2020. The report highlighted: Employment levels in Norfolk has increased by 2.1% from the same time last year, with Norfolk performing better than the national level (77.5% against 75.8%). The business...

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