Norfolk Business News

Coronavirus
14/07/2020
Commenting on the government’s announcement that wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, Nova Fairbank, Head of Policy for Norfolk Chambers, said: “Businesses need clarity on the approach to the wearing of face coverings that is consistent and...
Coronavirus
13/07/2020
From today (Monday 13 July) businesses can register for the Government’s “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme. Under the scheme, announced by the Chancellor in his Economic Statement, diners receiving a government-backed discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks to eat in at participating venues. It will...
Coronavirus
13/07/2020
There were several announcements last week on the reopening of some sectors and also changes to travel.  Late last week, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden MP announced three phases of reopening for some, but not all, English businesses. Phase one – 11 July...
Coronavirus
10/07/2020
Businesses including beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo studios can reopen safely from Monday 13 July.  Whilst outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July followed by indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres on 25 July Commenting on the government’s announcement that some firms in England in...
Coronavirus
09/07/2020
Strengthen customer satisfaction, increase productivity, reduce costs, and never rely on paper and pen. Thyngs has introduced an efficient, GDPR compliant, and touch-free customer check-in solution for Businesses and Cities to operate alongside NHS Track & Trace. Using upgraded venue signage...
Coronavirus
08/07/2020
Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today unveiled a series of measures as part of the Government’s three phase recovery programme: Protection, Jobs, and Rebuild. Kickstart Scheme for 16 – 24 Year olds £1k bonus for employers who return furloughed workers 5% VAT on hospitality and tourism Eat...
Coronavirus
08/07/2020
Commenting on the announcement of the government’s Kickstart Scheme, allowing employers to offer government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker said: “The...
Event
06/07/2020
There have been many impacts arising from the onset of the Coronavirus, including the inability to hold physical events.  Norfolk Chambers, like many others, had to immediately cancel our physical events and, wherever we could, we moved to virtual events.  With the lock down now starting to ease,...
Coronavirus
06/07/2020
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the day-to-day operations of businesses across the UK, local Chambers of Commerce stand ready to support you. We have created a range of resources to help address your concerns which can be found below. In this 2-3 minute Business Impacts Tracker,...
Coronavirus
06/07/2020
Commenting on the government's five-step plan for imposing local lockdowns in the case of coronavirus spikes, BCC Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said: “Businesses will welcome the announcement of a considered approach to local lockdowns, which could pose further challenges for operational and...

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