Norfolk Business News

Policy
30/07/2012
Norfolk Chamber’s Business & Finance Group met this afternoon to discuss the local economy and the actions to be taken.  The group, consisting of accountants and bankers, identified that at present the lending market is somewhat subdued, with businesses not applying to borrow from their banks...
General
30/07/2012
The results of the Q2 2012 DHL/BCC Trade Confidence Index reflect that exporters are operating in a difficult environment. This quarter’s index showed an increase in the number of firms reporting an increase in export orders, up from 39% in Q1 to +49% in Q2. However, many indicators showed that...
Policy
27/07/2012
The Norfolk Chamber Planning and Development Group met with planning officers from Norfolk’s local authorities last night to debate how the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) could be used to unlock growth in the county. The debate gave the local authorities the opportunity to outline how...
General
26/07/2012
Commenting on the opening of the Olympic Games and their potential impact on British business, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “The London 2012 Olympics is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best of Britain and make it clear to visitors and...
General
25/07/2012
Defra has announced* that Norfolk and Suffolk’s bid to form a Local Nature Partnership (LNP) across the two counties has been successful. Cross-county support The bid was put forward by a core team of representatives from the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership, Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership,...
General
25/07/2012
UK GDP for Q2 2012: -0.7% on the quarter, -0.8% on the year Commenting on the preliminary GDP figure for the second quarter, published today by the ONS, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “The first estimate for Q2 GDP is not the news businesses wanted to hear. While many...
Export
23/07/2012
The next update to e-z Cert will be taking place in the new few days on the exporters side of the system. You will therefore find some product enhancement changes when you log in.   The update contains the following changes: Feature 527 To help raise awareness of exporters responsibility to check...
Export
23/07/2012
The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chief Secretary to the Treasury have unveiled a new UK Guarantees scheme aimed at accelerating major infrastructure investment and providing enhanced support to UK exporters. The infrastructure part of the scheme is already in place but the export refinancing...
General
23/07/2012
Aiming to address congestion and long-term capacity issues on and around the strategically crucial A14, the Government has said that it will add a major scheme involving tolling to the Department for Transport (DfT)’s programme of major projects. A study has confirmed that funding for the planned...
Export
23/07/2012
With rumblings of the UK heading towards losing its AAA credit rating within the next 12 months, George Osborne is now planning to pump £50 billion into reviving the floundering economy. The new UK Guarantees scheme aims to dramatically accelerate major infrastructure investment and provide major...

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