Norfolk Business News

Export
24/01/2013
Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing, most vibrant economies in Asia.  Over the past ten years, economic growth has been second only to China and GDP has been doubling every ten years since 1986.  Vietnam joined the World Trade Organisation in 2007 and GDP growth in the four year period since has...
Export
24/01/2013
Mexico is a country of huge potential that has demonstrated predictable, stable economic growth. It is a dynamic market and analysts predict that its economy will be larger than the UK’s by 2040. It covers an area about the same size as the whole of Western Europe and occupies a strategic global...
Export
24/01/2013
The UK is in South Africa's 'Premier League' of trading partners, with an annual bilateral relationship over £9.6bn, set to double following challenging targets set by Ministers. UKTI is focusing on high value and infrastructure opportunities which form part of the South African Government's agenda...
General
23/01/2013
2013 sees the Norfolk Chamber launch its campaign to ‘Unlock the Potential of Norfolk’s Young People’ . Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “I have yet to come across a business that is not willing to be supportive in helping our young people to understand the world of work....
General
23/01/2013
A Chamber-led delegation will be travelling to Westminster on Wednesday 6 February to meet with the Energy Minister, John Hayes.  They will be highlighting to the Minster the business case and the opportunities available in Norfolk and Suffolk from the offshore renewable industry and seeking...
General
23/01/2013
The East of England was the most represented UK region at last month’s Offshore Wind Energy event in Paris.  Those businesses now have the opportunity to capitalise on this success and follow up the leads and contacts made in Paris by attending THETIS.  This is an international convention on Marine...
General
23/01/2013
Commenting on today’s speech on Europe by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, John Longworth, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The vast majority of businesses across the UK want to stay in the Single Market, but on the basis of a revised relationship with...
Export
21/01/2013
Qatar Customs Authorities, have issued a new ruling with regard to goods being directly shipped to Qatar from the UK with an EC Certificate of Origin.  It is causing some confusion and problems so please be aware of this. The Notice states that it is the responsibility of the UK Exporter who is...
Policy
21/01/2013
The government finally published its response to the Sickness Absence Review last Thursday. The response committed government to introduce an independent health advisory and assessment service that will provide an independent assessment of employees who have; been off work for four weeks; retain...
Policy
21/01/2013
On last Monday the Pensions Minister confirmed that the government will introduce a single-tier state pension from April 2017. This will reduce complexity and offer a higher state pension for the self-employed but may reduce the state pension for higher earners; this will also eliminate ‘...

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