Norfolk Business News

Policy
29/05/2012
It has been almost three months since the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published with the aim of making the planning system less complex, more accessible and an enabler of economic growth. The NPPF came into force immediately for local authorities with no local plan. For local...
General
29/05/2012
On 18th October 2012, more than 800 business men and women from all over Europe will get the chance to take over the European Parliament hemicycle for an afternoon. Those taking part will debate and vote on issues that affect the day to day running of their business and the environment in which...
General
29/05/2012
The following is update on the BIS Business in You (BiY) campaign businessinyou.bis.gov.uk.  So far there have been over 90,000 visits to the “Business in You” portal and there are now 9,900 subscribers to email updates. The current theme is employment which covers existing and new offers to...
General
28/05/2012
Commenting on the new StartUP Loan Scheme launched by the Prime Minister today, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “We have some excellent businesses here in Norfolk that have been built up from scratch; companies that have become successes thanks to the drive and ambition of...
General
25/05/2012
The government outlined a series of energy related reforms this week in order to introduce stability into the market. On Tuesday, a draft energy bill was brought before Parliament. The bill will extend feed-in tariffs to large scale energy projects, introduce emission performance targets for power...
General
23/05/2012
The Rt. Hon John Hayes MP, the Minister of state for Skills, Further Education & Lifelong Learning, delivered an inspirational speech at the Norfolk Chamber’s High Five Lunch held on Friday 18 May. The Minister provided an insightful review of his hard work and successes since coming into...
General
22/05/2012
Commenting on the draft energy bill, published today, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber said: “If the UK is going to attract the tens of billions of pounds of investment that is required to update the country’s ageing energy infrastructure, the electricity market must be predictable and stable...
General
21/05/2012
Commenting on the proposals outlined in the Beecroft Report, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber, said: “Adrian Beecroft is right to point out that at a time when millions of people are unemployed, ministers should be looking for ways to make it easier and less costly to employ people, not the...
General
21/05/2012
How is your business is doing in these challenging economic times – have the events in Europe affected you, or are you managing to grow your business in spite of everything that is happening? The last QES survey reported that Norfolk businesses were planning to invest in plant, machinery and...
General
18/05/2012
Only one in five eats five a day, poll suggests Just one in five Britons eats the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggests.   Record number of staff spurn sick days A record number of workers are taking no days off sick, but...

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