Norfolk Business News

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...
Policy
13/01/2017
Construction of Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) is on course to pass another significant milestone next week when the bridge that will carry the dual carriageway over Plumstead Road becomes the first to have its main beams lifted into place. There are eight bridges on the 20km route of the...
Policy
09/01/2017
(Based on December 2016 data releases) This month's headlines: Q3 UK GDP growth revised up and latest QES points to solid growth in Q4. Higher inflation and uncertainty over Brexit likely to weigh on UK's growth prospects.  US Federal Reserve raises interest rates and further rises are likely in...
Policy
05/01/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey. Based on 7,250 responses from companies in Q4 2016, the results show the uptick in Q3 in the manufacturing sector has been...
Policy
19/12/2016
The BCC and TUC have put together a joint letter to the Prime Minister urging her to end uncertainty around the status of existing EU nationals, and give current EU employees a right to remain after Brexit. The full letter can be viewed here.
Policy
08/12/2016
Andrew Thomson, Chair Elect of East Coast College Governors, Rob Evans, Chair Great Yarmouth College and Tina Ellis, Chair Lowestoft College are asking for feedback on the proposed merger between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Colleges.  They have jointly issued the below open letter:    Dear...
Policy
08/12/2016
(Based on November 2016 data releases) This month's headlines: Q3 UK GDP growth unrevised with business investment supporting growth in the quarter OBR downgrades its economic and fiscal outlook for the UK UK job market strengthens UK growth was unrevised in Q3 at 0.5%.  Despite the slow down,...
Policy
01/12/2016
The B1149 Holt Road will be closed from 7pm on Monday 5 December, reopening no later than 6am on Tuesday 6 December, to allow Anglian Water to complete a water main diversion at the site of the new Drayton Lane roundabout. Access in and out of Horsford at the southern end of the village will be via...

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