Norfolk Business News

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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'...
General
10/02/2012
  Commenting on the producer price figures for January 2012 published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The January figures show a further significant slowdown in the pace of producer price inflation. Though the absolute figures are...
General
10/02/2012
Commenting on the manufacturing output figures for December 2011, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “These figures are stronger than expected and support our belief that the UK economy will avoid recession. The sector’s overall performance has been...
General
10/02/2012
  Commenting on the trade figures for December 2011, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The figures for December show a large narrowing in the trade deficit to its smallest level since April 2003. While we should not give too much weight to one month’s...
General
10/02/2012
Commenting on today’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “British businesses welcome the MPC's decision to increase the Quantitative Easing (QE) programme to £325 billion. Although the benefits are not immediately...

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