Norfolk Business News

Policy
13/03/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 from 1.1% to 1.4%. However, it has downgraded its expectations slightly for 2018 from 1.4% to 1.3%, and published its first forecast for 2019 of 1.5% growth. The leading business group upgraded...
Policy
10/03/2017
The A47 Alliance is to push for further investment from central government to make much-needed improvements to the A47, including dualling much of the route. Highways England, the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads, is shortly...
Policy
10/03/2017
A lot has happened since the UK voted to leave the European Union.  The Prime Minister, Theresa May states “Brexit means Brexit” and she is sticking to her timetable of triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which gives the UK and the EU two years to agree the terms of the split. by the end of...
Policy
10/03/2017
Cyber security is something that everyone within the Norfolk business community should be thinking about.  The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 – 2021 stated that in the last year, the average cost of security breaches to large businesses was £36,500.  For small firms the average cost of...
Policy
10/03/2017
(Based on February 2017 data releases) Monthly headlines: UK GDP growth for Q4 upgraded to 0.7%, but growth for 2016 revised down to 4-year low UK retail sales weakens further as inflation continues to rise and earnings growth slows German GDP growth picks-up in Q4 as Greece’s economy...
Policy
10/03/2017
Rescheduled Bridge Beam Delivery Dates: The delivery of the 36.7m steel beams for the bridge that will carry the NDR dual carriageway over the Norwich to Sheringham railway has been rescheduled for next week after the police were unable to provide an escort this week. The five abnormal loads will...
Policy
09/03/2017
Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager for Norfolk Chamber of Commerce provided a business perpsective for the Mustard TV debate on the outcome of the Spring Budget.  The discussion panel included, James Wright, Liberal Democrat City Councillor, Emma Corlett, Labour County councillor and Andrew...
Policy
08/03/2017
Giving her full reaction to the Budget, Caroline Williams, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: On Business Rates: “We are pleased that those Norfolk businesses hardest-hit Norfolk by this year’s business rates revaluation will see some ease to their burden.  We look forward to the...
Policy
06/03/2017
As the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) publishes statistics that show two-in-five businesses are more concerned about business rates than three months ago, the business group renews its call for action in the Spring Budget this week to ease the burden of rates and bring about fundamental reform...
Policy
03/03/2017
A delegation from Norfolk Chamber were in attendance at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Annual Conference at the QEII centre in London this week. Following an opening speech by Francis Martin, the President of the British Chambers, a video montage from the Chief Executives from across the...

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