Norfolk Business News

Export
11/09/2012
UK trade deficit in good and services was £1.5bn in July, compared with a deficit of £4.3bn in June   “The large decline in the July trade deficit more than reversed the setbacks recorded in June. Underlying export volumes rose in the last three months, while import volumes fell. We know that...
Policy
11/09/2012
UK trade deficit in good and services was £1.5bn in July, compared with a deficit of £4.3bn in June   Commenting on the trade figures for July 2012, published today by the ONS, Tracey Howard international Trade Director Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said: “The large decline in the July trade...
General
05/09/2012
The UK petrol and diesel sector is being put under the microscope by the fair trading watchdog amid rising prices at the pumps. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will spend six weeks gathering evidence about whether competition is being curtailed. The watchdog will also consider whether falling...
General
05/09/2012
Commenting on the release of the independent SME Finance Monitor, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber, said: “The latest statistics from the SME Finance Monitor demonstrate that there are still serious obstacles for many companies seeking external finance. The figures strengthen the case for the...
General
05/09/2012
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published the report of an independent review of apprenticeships and their accessibility to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by business owner and social entrepreneur Jason Holt. The Education and Business Secretaries...
Policy
04/09/2012
The economic round robin debate at the Norfolk Chamber Planning & Development Group meeting last night highlighted that the development, planning and construction sectors are quiet at present.  The Group are looking at ways to boost growth in Norfolk and want to build upon the success of their...
General
04/09/2012
Norfolk’s construction industry and community-led building projects are set to get a huge boost thanks to a new £3.5million fund from Norfolk County Council announced today (Monday 3 September). Local community led organisations will be able to apply for a share of the new investment fund created...
General
03/09/2012
Increasing the amount of UK international trade is a key target for the UK Government and the Norfolk Chamber has been working hard to support companies seeking to break into new markets. To underline that support, Norfolk Chamber will host an International trade show, ‘The Global Marketplace’,...
Policy
03/09/2012
Notice is hereby given that the 116th Annual General Meeting of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be held at the Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich on Friday 5th October 2012, with registration at 9.30am for commencement of the meeting at 9.45am, for the purpose of...
Policy
31/08/2012
Business group downgrades 2012 growth forecast from +0.1% to -0.4% Growth forecast for 2013 is revised down from 1.9% to 1.2% Headwinds from slowing global economy, crisis in the eurozone, and domestic austerity measures complicating UK recovery prospects Continued reports of growth by...

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