Norfolk Business News

Policy
19/02/2021
Commenting on the decision by the European Commission to grant the UK data adequacy, BCC Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:   “With the free flow of data critical to their operations, businesses will be greatly relieved at the granting of data adequacy which removes a costly cliff edge at a...
Policy
19/02/2021
The Greater South East Energy Hub installer Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Energy Efficiency Measures is now live.   This is an opportunity for PAS2030:2019 and MCS accredited trades to access £69 million energy efficiency measures to be delivered by local authorities across the Greater South...
Policy
16/02/2021
The Kickstart Scheme has been underway since September 2020 and has now seen 120,000 16-24-year olds find employment. The Kickstart Scheme, which is fully Government funded, is aimed at 16-24-year olds who are on universal credit and who may find it more challenging to access the world of work,...
General
15/02/2021
How is your business doing? How has Covid-19 and/or Brexit affected your business? How confident are you about your financial position, your workforce and your future orderbook? What support do you need to face the challenges ahead? The Chambers Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), the UK’s largest...
General
12/02/2021
This year sees the update of Norfolk’s Rural Strategy, and Norfolk County Council want to hear your views about their vision for rural Norfolk in the coming years.  Please click here to find out more about the strategy and to give your feedback in the survey. The Norfolk Rural Strategy was first ...
Coronavirus
12/02/2021
An online portal has been launched to make it even easier for business to get involved and find out more about offering rapid testing in the workplace. Business that are open during lockdown can now sign up to rapid testing programmes that identify cases of Covid-19 in employees who are not showing...
Policy
12/02/2021
Commenting on the latest GDP figures published today by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics, Suren Thiru, said:    “The UK economy recorded stronger than expected growth in the final quarter of 2020 as the squeeze on output from the November lockdown was more than offset by a temporary boost from the ...
Brexit
11/02/2021
Commenting on the announcement of the fund, Nova Fairbank, Chief Operating Officer for Norfolk Chambers said:   “This is a welcome first step in dealing with some of the major issues that small businesses trading with the EU are facing.  With their finances already under a significant squeeze firms...
Coronavirus
11/02/2021
HM Treasury and the British Business Bank have released further details of the Pay As You Grow Scheme. It is confirmed that the scheme will enable businesses who have started repaying their Bounce Back Loans to: Request an extension to their loan term to 10 years from 6 years, at the same fixed...
Brexit
10/02/2021
Results from the first major business survey for 2021 by the British Chambers of Commerce and the UK Chamber Network on Brexit found that half (49%) of  exporters  are  facing  difficulties  in adapting to the changes in the trade of goods following the ratification of the UK-EU Trade and...

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