Norfolk Business News

Coronavirus
22/04/2020
Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the vast majority of businesses surveyed have furloughed a proportion of their workforce, and are awaiting funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as payday approaches for many.  71% of survey respondents have...
Coronavirus
22/04/2020
Does your business have production capability and capacity to produce PPE during COVID-19? Do you have existing PPE stock which could be used by frontline staff? Please complete New Anglia LEP's simple contact form with details of your stock / production capability. For any more information, please...
Coronavirus
21/04/2020
Many of you will be applying to the government’s Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme online portal.  Make sure you are prepared in advance with the required information: Review the updated supports and step by step guide from HMRC Find out how to calculate a claim and use the CJRS calculator...
Coronavirus
20/04/2020
Welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement of a Future Fund, supporting start-ups by delivering an initial commitment of £250m of new government funding which will be unlocked by private investment on a match funded basis, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:  “The Future Fund will help provide ...
Coronavirus
20/04/2020
HMRC have now published guidance to help employers make a claim when the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme claim portal goes live today Monday 20 April 2020 at 8am. HMRC have produced this step by step guidance on how to make a claim. There is also a calculator to help you work out your claim. The...
Coronavirus
17/04/2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended by one month to reflect continuing social distancing measures - a move that will allow firms from across UK to continue to protect millions of jobs The government’s furlough scheme that is keeping millions of people in jobs will be extended for a...
Coronavirus
17/04/2020
Last week, Norfolk’s Resilience Forum launched an appeal for firms to help support the need for more Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).  They have now passed 100 responses to the appeal.  This is a tremendous show of support from the business community.  Every offer, large or small, is needed and...
Coronavirus
16/04/2020
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership have a temporary jobs page onto their website.  The page compiles vacancies with organisations trying to recruit additional staff to continue to operate during the current Covid-19 situation across the East Anglia region. Vacancies include those at...
Coronavirus
16/04/2020
The funding from government to local authorities for business rates relief and small business grants continues to filter through.  However, the local authorities are taking slightly different approaches as to how the funding is being issued to the recipients.  Having reviewed each of their websites...
Coronavirus
16/04/2020
Following lobbying from the British Chambers and the Chamber Network, the UK government has extended the eligibility for the Coronavirus Job Retention (CJR) Scheme to new starters on the PAYE system up to 19 March. The updated guidance also contains more details on how to claim and who is eligible...

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