Norfolk Business News

Policy
19/07/2012
The Great Yarmouth Chamber Council meeting was recently held at the E-Tech Group’s office.  The economic round robin highlighted that whilst Great Yarmouth businesses were doing reasonably well, the economic climate was still tough.  A recent British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic...
Policy
18/07/2012
In the three months to May 2012 unemployment nationally fell by 65,000, compared with the previous quarter, while employment rose by 181,000 National youth unemployment fell by 10,000 but remains above one million. The number of people unemployed for over two years rose by 18,000, to its...
Policy
18/07/2012
The Bank of England Agents' summary for July 2012 was issued today, outlining that there had been a slowing in the annual growth rate of consumer demand and that confidence had dipped due to worries about the economic outlook.  To read the full report click here.
Policy
18/07/2012
“It is encouraging that two MPC members voted against the £50bn increase in QE”, says David Kern Commenting on the MPC minutes published today by the Bank of England, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While most commentators expected the recent...
Policy
18/07/2012
“What’s clear is that these announcements are long overdue. Business expects speedy action, rather than yet more unfulfilled promises.” Commenting on the announcement of new guarantee schemes to kick-start infrastructure projects and support exports, Caroline Williams, CEO Norfolk Chamber of...
Policy
16/07/2012
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have published its latest report on regulation, which was featured exclusively in the Telegraph. For the second time, the BCC undertook an extensive study into the progress made by the government to improve the architecture through which new regulatory...
Policy
11/07/2012
The British Chamber of Commerce’s energy survey goes live today. The survey will help us better understand the impact of volatile energy costs, the measures businesses have taken to reduce their energy usage, and the relationship between businesses and their energy suppliers. It will also test the...
Policy
11/07/2012
Commenting on reports that the government’s consultation on aviation capacity will be delayed, Caroline Williams, CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said: “The government has spent years working on a strategy for UK aviation, so reports that there will be yet more delays beggar belief. Businesses are...
Policy
27/06/2012
Commenting on the speech made by the Deputy Prime Minister on youth unemployment today, Caroline Williams, CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “Despite a recent fall in youth unemployment, Norfolk employers remain deeply concerned about the number of young people unable to find work. Businesses...
Policy
22/06/2012
Commenting on the speech by Ed Miliband on immigration today, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber, said: “Ed Miliband is right to say that we cannot close Britain off from the world, and that we need a grown up debate on immigration. But for too long, UK firm including Norfolk have struggled to...

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