Norfolk Business News

Policy
21/04/2017
Pre April position The Flat Rate VAT Scheme (FRS) was set up by HMRC as a means to simplify and reduce the costs of compliance for small businesses. This meant that such businesses could apply a fixed percentage dependent upon the specific trade or profession they were involved in. Under the FRS...
Policy
18/04/2017
All routes crossed by the Northern Distributor Road will be kept clear of closures and temporary traffic lights over the four-day Easter holiday, but traffic management will be in use again when work resumes on Tuesday (18th). This includes the closure of Reepham Road. B1149 Holt Road – signals...
Policy
13/04/2017
The Planning & Local Growth Survey aims to understand business’ experience of the planning system, and the impact of planning decisions on your organisation. At present, the fieldwork period is underway and Chamber members are already be being contacted directly by the British Chambers of...
Policy
13/04/2017
Nearly one in five Norfolk businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to the results of a survey released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The survey of more than 1,200 businesses across the UK, including those in Norfolk, found that 19% of...
Policy
10/04/2017
On Monday 24 April between 10.30am – 11.30am the Chamber network will be holding a webinar discussion on the impact of Brexit on business with Lord Bridges, Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union Norfolk Chamber members will have the opportunity to submit...
Policy
07/04/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest business survey with over 7,000 responses, including Norfolk businesses.   The overall UK results show solid growth for both sectors, particularly in relation to domestic and export...
Policy
07/04/2017
Digital skills are increasingly important to the operation of businesses in Norfolk and the rest of the UK but companies are facing a shortage of skills in their workforce which is hampering productivity, according to a new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), released today (Friday)....
Policy
05/04/2017
As part of efforts by the Borough Council to make the central area of Great Yarmouth more attractive to shoppers, residents and investors, businesses in the town centre are able to apply for grants to improve their frontages. Under the Town Centre Shopfront Improvement Scheme, eligible applicants...
Policy
05/04/2017
(Based on March 2017 data releases) Monthly headlines: BCC upgrades its UK economic growth forecast for 2017, but downgrades outlook for 2018. Inflation breaches the Bank of England's 2% target as earnings growth continues to slow. Federal Reserve raises US interest rates and more rises...
Policy
31/03/2017
The latest Bank of England Agents’ Summary for Quarter One 2017 has been published.  Key highlights are: Overall moderate rates of growth activity have continued Investment intentions have picked up with points to modest growth ahead The fall in sterling has resulted in higher...

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