Norfolk Business News

Export
21/03/2012
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the Secure Freight programme has gained further recognition from governments around the world. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on expanding the Secure Freight pilot scheme, which began in 2010, with the Malaysia...
General
21/03/2012
The Community Channel has just launched a competition, in partnership with The Sunday Times to find The Social Entrepreneur of the Year.   The competition is calling for nominations for  inspirational social entrepreneurs who are running a project or organization that is making a significant...
Export
21/03/2012
If your heart sinks every time anyone mentions VAT, you’re far from alone! However, one piece of good news is that the European Commission has put forward a proposal to make things more straightforward for international traders trying to grapple with the tax administrations in several different...
Export
21/03/2012
A client of the Colombian British Chamber of Commerce in Bogota, would like to offer their leather products and accessories to interested parties of importers or brokers within Norfolk. They are looking to identify prospective buyers of leather handbags, wallets, key holders, leather files and much...
Export
21/03/2012
Here’s an opportunity to visit China in May. The visit will include one-to-one meetings with companies in Zhejiang and Jiangxi, important manufacturing provinces around Shanghai where there’s a great need of expertise to improve efficiencies and the environment.  The programme, set out in the link...
General
20/03/2012
This week, the Commission published a new comprehensive guide to the different forms of support available for SMEs from the EU. This includes grants, loans and guarantees and is available directly or through programmes managed at national or regional level such as structural funds. Find out how...
General
20/03/2012
The government today launched its National Loan Guarantee Scheme, which is intended to help businesses with a turnover of less than £50m access funding more cheaply. The guarantees will apply to new term loans, hire-lease arrangements and refinancing of loans (where the term amount has changed)....
General
20/03/2012
Commenting on the government’s decisions today (Monday) on National Minimum Wage rates from October 2012, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: On the Youth and Development rates: “Business has been telling the government for some time that the minimum...
General
19/03/2012
Commenting on the announcement made by the government today on proposals to launch a consultation on no fault dismissal rules, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Employers have long argued that rules around dismissal do not work for business, so a...
General
09/03/2012
Norfolk Chamber members service Chamber Utilities™ has published a free 'Quick Guide' and launched a Renewal Reminder Service to help chamber members avoid making costly mistakes on renewing energy contracts. The guide advises organisations how to avoid falling foul of expensive 'out-of-contract'...

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