Norfolk Business News

General
25/03/2020
Companies to receive a 3 month extension period to file accounts: Companies House have announced that businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Full guidance on applying for an extension can be found...
General
24/03/2020
Guidance has been issued on the closure of all retailers that sell non-essential goods and other non-essential premises, as part of further social distancing measures. A full list of the businesses and premises that must remain closed is available. Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and...
Export
24/03/2020
EUR1 update During the Coronavirus outbreak Switzerland and Chile have agreed to accept Electronic signatures on EUR1s.   You can now apply for these online through the e-zCert system as an Express application, if you have the blank EUR1s in your office to print onto.   If you do not you can...
General
24/03/2020
Businesses must play their part to help limit the spread of Coronavirus. Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech last night, Chris Sargisson, CEO of Norfolk Chambers Said: “As the UK goes into lockdown, ministers must be crystal-clear about which businesses can continue to operate, and those...
General
21/03/2020
On Friday evening, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced a wider package of support for businesses struggling with the impact of the Corona Virus.  Including support to pay employee wages, deferral of VAT and tax. Below is an outline of the support available, the eligibility criteria and how to...
General
20/03/2020
A new virtual networking hour to help businesses to promote their products, services and expertise is being launched by Norfolk Chambers of Commerce from Tuesday 23 March 2020.  The #NorfolkChamberHour on Twitter is launching in response to the disruption caused by coronavirus, with face-to-face...
General
20/03/2020
Greater Anglia have announced that they will be introducing a reduced timetable from Monday 23 March, as everyone across Greater Anglia works flat out to provide transport for people delivering essential services. With the coronavirus situation, customer demand has reduced, whilst staff...
General
20/03/2020
As schools are set to close their doors today (Friday 20 March) as part of coronavirus measures, the government has now published its list of ‘key workers’ whose children will be prioritised for education provision. The Department of Education’s list of key workers includes jobs within health and...
Policy
19/03/2020
Commenting on the decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee to cut interest rates to 0.1%, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The decision to cut interest rates to their lowest ever levels and restart quantitative easing reflects an...
Export
19/03/2020
As the overall Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation, escalates, Norfolk Chambers is trying to ensure the International Documentation Team can continue to provide you with a good level of service.  We have put a contingency plan in place, which will minimise disruption, but will involve some changes to...

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