Norfolk Business News

General
11/04/2012
The London 2012 Olympics may well be a once in a lifetime opportunity (the last time the Olympics were held in London was 1948) for many of us to experience the Olympics first hand.  This has the potential if not handled correctly to cause friction between employees (who wish to attend or volunteer...
General
11/04/2012
The AGE 16 to 24 year olds is aimed at helping eligible employers to offer young people employment through the Apprenticeship programme, by providing wage grants to assist employers in recruiting their first apprentice. The National Apprenticeship Service will provide up to 40,000 Apprenticeship...
General
10/04/2012
Commenting on today’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Following the February increase in Quantitative Easing (QE), the decision to keep interest rates and the QE programme on hold was widely expected. With QE...
General
05/04/2012
Grants of between £25,000 and around £1 million are available to enable “significant game-changing, transformational performance in farm, forestry, tourism, agri-food and micro businesses in rural areas.” Grants will be a maximum of 40% of project costs and must be matched by private funds. Outline...
General
04/04/2012
Commenting ahead of the MPC decision tomorrow (Thursday), David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The financial markets are almost unanimous in expecting no change at the MPC meeting, with interest rates being kept at 0.5% and the Quantitative Easing (QE)...
General
03/04/2012
BCC’s Quarterly Economic Survey for Q1 2012 shows encouraging signs of growth, but the pace of recovery is still too slow Caroline Williams, CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce: “Norfolk and the rest of the UK has the potential to recover, but to achieve that the government has to set businesses...
General
02/04/2012
Commenting on the launch of the Youth Contract today, Caroline Williams CEO Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, said:   “For too many businesses, economic uncertainty has made it tough to hire more young people over recent months. Norfolk companies are concerned that many lack basic skills or past work...
General
30/03/2012
Commenting on the threat of a strike by fuel tanker drivers, Caroline Williams, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: Norfolk is a rural county and relies heavily on access to fuel, add in the fact that Norfolk has a high percentage of small to medium size businesses and it shows...
General
29/03/2012
UK GDP in Q4 2011 fell 0.3% on the quarter; revised down from previous estimate of 0.2% fall Commenting on the revised GDP figure for the fourth quarter of 2011, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The revised GDP figure for the fourth quarter is...
General
27/03/2012
Commenting on the government’s decision to move ahead with crucial reforms to planning laws, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “This country’s impossible planning regime has for too long prevented our development and growth. We have said that without...

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