Norfolk Business News

General
30/03/2012
Commenting on the threat of a strike by fuel tanker drivers, Caroline Williams, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: Norfolk is a rural county and relies heavily on access to fuel, add in the fact that Norfolk has a high percentage of small to medium size businesses and it shows...
General
29/03/2012
UK GDP in Q4 2011 fell 0.3% on the quarter; revised down from previous estimate of 0.2% fall Commenting on the revised GDP figure for the fourth quarter of 2011, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The revised GDP figure for the fourth quarter is...
General
27/03/2012
Commenting on the government’s decision to move ahead with crucial reforms to planning laws, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “This country’s impossible planning regime has for too long prevented our development and growth. We have said that without...
General
27/03/2012
World-leading sustainability expert Gunter Pauli will be one of the speakers at Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers’ Sustainability 2012 Conference on 10 May at the John Innes Centre, Norwich. Gunter Pauli is an entrepreneur, lecturer, author and commentator on culture, science, politics, sustainability...
General
22/03/2012
February 2012 retail sales volumes: down 0.8% on the month, up 1.0% on the year Commenting on the retail sales figures for February 2012 published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “A fall in sales in February was widely expected...
General
22/03/2012
The Chancellor’s Budget could never have satisfied everyone. While the accelerated reduction in Corporation Tax, as well as the continued commitment to deficit reduction, are both reasons for businesses to be cheerful, we are disappointed that action was not taken today to prevent the coming ‘Great...
General
21/03/2012
Commenting on today’s Budget, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Never has there been a more important moment for the government to focus on British business and long-term, sustainable growth. The Chancellor’s commitments to contain the deficit and...
General
21/03/2012
Norfolk and Suffolk Chambers have formed an alliance to establish an agenda for economic growth and created a joint manifesto.  Firms in Norfolk and Suffolk are up to the economic growth challenge, but they need leadership from policy and decision makes who influence and shape the business...
Export
21/03/2012
Australia recorded a seasonally-adjusted trade deficit of A$673 million in January 2012, the first monthly deficit since February 2011, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Exports of metal ores and minerals fell 15 per cent, or A$1.1 billion. This was in part...
Export
21/03/2012
If you went to Germany on a business trip or exhibited at a German trade fair in 2011, you can potentially save approximately 16 percent of your business expenses by claiming back the German VAT you incurred during the trip. Since 2010, British businesses can submit their claims via an online...

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