Norfolk Business News

Export
20/06/2012
The Government has introduced legislation promising to encourage long-term growth, although some of the country's leading business organisations seem, at best, to be taking a wait-and-see attitude to the new proposals. Presenting the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill to Parliament, Business...
Export
20/06/2012
HMRC has been blasted for the length of time that callers have to wait before they get through to someone on the organisation’s helpline numbers. The Low Income Tax Group undertook a mystery shopping exercise of three HMRC helplines in the week after Easter — the first of the new tax year — and it...
Export
20/06/2012
Air freight markets slumped sharply in the first half of 2011, bottoming out towards the end of the year. However, various distortions and month-to-month volatility have continued to mark performance since the beginning of 2012. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA),...
Policy
20/06/2012
See what the Bank of England’s Agents think about business conditions in Norfolk and East Anglia and what they think is going to happen with consumer demand, investment, exports, employment and the housing market.  Click here to read the full report.
General
19/06/2012
Annual CPI inflation down from 3.0% in April to 2.8% in May Annual RPI inflation down from 3.5% in April to 3.1% in May Commenting on the inflation figures for May 2012, published today by the ONS, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber said: “The large decline in the May inflation figures...
General
19/06/2012
News bulletin – 18 June 2012 Record fall in 'NHS satisfaction' Public satisfaction with the NHS has dropped by a record amount, the British Social Attitudes Survey suggests. Patients dropped from 're-categorised' NHS waiting lists The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has condemned NHS trusts in...
Export
18/06/2012
  Prime Minister David Cameron is leading a high-level business delegation this week to Mexico, which is hosting the G20 and B20 summits in Los Cabos. He is accompanied by Chancellor George Osborne, Trade & Investment Minister Lord Green and over 25 UK companies, institutions and universities...
Export
15/06/2012
UK trade deficit in goods and services was £4.4bn in April 2012, compared with a deficit of £3.0bn in March Commenting on the trade figures for April 2012, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: The global environment will continue to pose serious...
Policy
13/06/2012
Henry Bellingham, MP for North West Norfolk, highlighted the need for greater improvements to the King’s Lynn to London rail service. Mr Bellingham was speaking at a recent meeting with West Norfolk Chamber Council. Mr Bellingham commented that with First Capital Connect’s franchise agreement...
General
12/06/2012
Manufacturing output for April 2012 down 0.7% on the month, down 0.3% on the year Commenting on the manufacturing output figures for April, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The fall in manufacturing output is not...

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