Norfolk Business News

Policy
27/07/2012
The Norfolk Chamber Planning and Development Group met with planning officers from Norfolk’s local authorities last night to debate how the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) could be used to unlock growth in the county. The debate gave the local authorities the opportunity to outline how...
Policy
20/07/2012
Public sector borrowing in June 2012 was £14.4bn, compared with £13.9bn in June 2011 Commenting on the public sector finance figures for June 2012, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The deficit in June was higher than a year ago, and confirms the...
Policy
19/07/2012
The members of the West Norfolk Chamber Council met recently at Congham Hall Hotel, Grimston, King’s Lynn.  Their economic round table discussion identified that many businesses in West Norfolk were steadily ‘ticking over’ and that some of the medium sized SME’s were actively looking to finance...
Policy
19/07/2012
Norwich Chamber Council met recently and invited Andrew Bell, CEO of Norwich International Airport (NIA) to provide an update on the airport. Andrew advised that NIA had enjoyed 4 years of double-digit growth and that they were now operating a much more streamlined business. Their offshore service...
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...

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