Norfolk Business News

Event
27/03/2017
On Wednesday 22nd March Norfolk Chamber held a thought provoking HR Forum that examined pay discrimination in the workplace. Over 25 members attended the topical session that was delivered by expert speakers from Howes Percival. The afternoon encouraged stimulating discussions among HR...
Export
27/03/2017
The Government’s stated target of agreeing a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU within two years is inherently ambitious, according to an influential House of Lords body. If the UK and EU are unable to agree an FTA within the two years provided for in Article 50, then preferential terms for...
Export
27/03/2017
The official publication by the European standardisation body CEN Standard of Customs Competency for Customs Representatives (EN 16992:2017) has been welcomed by leading trade bodies. CONFIAD, the Pan European Network of Customs Brokers and Customs Representatives, and CLECAT, the European...
Export
27/03/2017
Described as a landmark agreement, the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is the first deal between the EU and a country in South East Asia. Once it enters into force, the FTA will provide greater market access and will remove customs duties and other barriers to trade. Sectors anticipated to...
General
24/03/2017
The Chamber team spent Thursday (23 March) out of the office on a day of fun and team-building. We started the day at Quasar Norwich by splitting into two equal teams and shooting lasers at one another. It was great fun, with the red team (Jason, Jack, Nova, Emily, Naomi, Tina and Julie) coming out...
Policy
24/03/2017
Businesses across the Norfolk, particularly in rural areas, are still without reliable broadband connections, despite companies saying the availability of fully functional broadband is extremely important to their operations, according to the results of a survey released today (Monday) by the...
Policy
24/03/2017
The Prime Minister, Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday 29 March 2017.  This will start the process to take the UK from out of the European Union. Whilst many predicted that Brexit would cause a crisis for the UK’s economy, the reality is that, apart from an initial significant slump...
General
24/03/2017
The removal of 24-hours lights from the A140 Cromer Road after the completion of major gas diversion work has provided a short respite for motorists, but signals will be in use again for the rest of this week (from Thursday 23 March).   The signals will only be in use when needed to provide a...
Policy
24/03/2017
Norwich City Council have released their latest economic barometer. The report highlighted: Locally Lloyds Bank Regional PMI survey showed that business activity in the East grew more quickly than the UK average. The weak pound continued to have an effect on costs with the average price for...
Export
20/03/2017
Both before and after the referendum vote last year, the idea was mooted that the UK could always fall back on World Trade Organization (WTO) rules if it failed to agree a deal with the EU. However, CBI President Paul Drechsler warned his audience at the Lord Mayor’s recent Business and Investment...

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