Norfolk Business News

Policy
25/01/2017
This week, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched a consultation on their Industrial Strategy Green Paper.  BEIS wants to build an industrial strategy that addresses long-term challenges to the UK economy.  Their aim is to improve living standards and economic...
Policy
23/01/2017
Commenting on the publication of the Industrial Strategy Green paper, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The developing Industrial Strategy represents a crucial first milestone in a renewed partnership between business and government, working...
Policy
20/01/2017
Norfolk County Council will receive an additional £5.1 million from central government to spend on road and transport improvements in the 2017/18 financial year, it has been announced. The money comes from the government’s National Productivity Investment Fund, which was announced in the Autumn...
Policy
20/01/2017
Young Chamber and Santander joined forces to deliver an excellent programme called MoneyWise to help students at Cliff Park Junior School develop their financial capabilities and understand the banking industry and career opportunities. Stephen Hart, Local Business Manager with Santander, gave an...
Policy
20/01/2017
Commenting on the labour market statistics for January 2017 published this week by the Office for National Statistics, Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager for Norfolk Chamber said: “With UK employment levels still close to record levels and unemployment continuing to fall, the latest indicators...
Policy
20/01/2017
It is a key mission for Norfolk Chamber to provide a voice for our local business communities. Together with the British Chambers of Commerce we are working to understand business priorities and concerns around digital infrastructure and skills. We are undertaking a survey which is designed to...
Policy
18/01/2017
Abellio has sold a 40% share in Greater Anglia to Mitsui.  The Japanese company was identified as the best partner to support Abellio in delivering ambitious programme of improvements. Abellio UK (“Abellio”) has signed an agreement to sell 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise to Mitsui & Co...
Policy
16/01/2017
Norfolk County Council and Balfour Beatty today (Mon) confirmed that the closure of Plumstead Road for the bridge beam lift will now begin on Wednesday 18 January. The lift and 2-3 day road closure was originally scheduled to begin tomorrow (Tues 17th), but was postponed on Friday after heavy snow...
Policy
13/01/2017
The current lack of connectivity severely inhibits movement in Great Yarmouth resulting in congestion and ultimately limiting the economic potential of the town.  Particular areas that could be affected include: the Great Yarmouth Enterprise Zone, the Energy Park, the South Denes Business Park and...
Policy
13/01/2017
Commenting on the trade statistics for November 2016, published by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The widening of the UK’s trade deficit in November is disappointing, and signifies a considerably weaker trading...

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