Norfolk Business News

Policy
16/03/2017
Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While the Bank of England’s decision to keep interest rates on hold was widely expected, there was a surprising shift in...
Export
15/03/2017
As the second largest economy in Latin America, but a higher GDP per capita than any of the BRIC countries, Mexico offers an abundance of possibilities, in many different sectors. The main language is Spanish, but English is widely used and understood. Mexico consists of a huge mix of cultures,...
Policy
15/03/2017
The A47 trunk roads form part of the strategic road network and provides for a variety of local, medium and long distance trips between the A1 and the east coast.  The corridor connects the cities of Norwich and Peterborough, the towns of Wisbech, Kings Lynn, Dereham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft...
Policy
13/03/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Tuesday) upgraded its UK GDP growth forecast for 2017 from 1.1% to 1.4%. However, it has downgraded its expectations slightly for 2018 from 1.4% to 1.3%, and published its first forecast for 2019 of 1.5% growth. The leading business group upgraded...
Policy
10/03/2017
The A47 Alliance is to push for further investment from central government to make much-needed improvements to the A47, including dualling much of the route. Highways England, the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads, is shortly...
10/03/2017
Businesses from across the UK are invited to compete in the fourteenth annual Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business...
Policy
10/03/2017
A lot has happened since the UK voted to leave the European Union.  The Prime Minister, Theresa May states “Brexit means Brexit” and she is sticking to her timetable of triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which gives the UK and the EU two years to agree the terms of the split. by the end of...
Policy
10/03/2017
Cyber security is something that everyone within the Norfolk business community should be thinking about.  The National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 – 2021 stated that in the last year, the average cost of security breaches to large businesses was £36,500.  For small firms the average cost of...
Policy
10/03/2017
(Based on February 2017 data releases) Monthly headlines: UK GDP growth for Q4 upgraded to 0.7%, but growth for 2016 revised down to 4-year low UK retail sales weakens further as inflation continues to rise and earnings growth slows German GDP growth picks-up in Q4 as Greece’s economy...
Policy
10/03/2017
Rescheduled Bridge Beam Delivery Dates: The delivery of the 36.7m steel beams for the bridge that will carry the NDR dual carriageway over the Norwich to Sheringham railway has been rescheduled for next week after the police were unable to provide an escort this week. The five abnormal loads will...

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