Norfolk Business News

Brexit
23/09/2020
The British Chambers of Commerce has published a critical update of its Brexit guidance dashboard containing 26 key questions that remain unanswered with just 98 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period. The leading business group published the document alongside new research which...
Policy
17/09/2020
The Board of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today announced that Director General Dr Adam Marshall will leave the organisation in the Spring of 2021.  Marshall has been Director General of the leading business group for five years, and has been part of the leadership team of the BCC for...
Policy
16/09/2020
Commenting on extended support to prevent business evictions until the end of 2020, announced by the government today, BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker said: “Both tenants and landlords will welcome the government's flexible and pragmatic approach which may protect firms from eviction who...
Policy
15/09/2020
In a letter to the Prime Minister, BCC President Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith has said businesses face “the most difficult trading conditions in post-war history” and set out a series of measures to help government take a “sharper approach” to restarting the UK economy.   The letter from the...
Policy
15/09/2020
Commenting on the ONS labour market figures for September 2020, published today, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “Despite the slight rise in the unemployment rate, the furlough scheme continues to limit the pandemic’s full impact on headline job figures. However, the decline in employees on...
Policy
11/09/2020
Commenting on the announcement that the UK and Japan have secured a free trade agreement, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Businesses will warmly welcome this milestone free trade deal with Japan, which provides access to a major market for traders across the UK. “Chambers of Commerce...
Policy
11/09/2020
Commenting on GDP figures for July 2020 published today by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “The latest data confirms that UK economic activity continued to pick-up in July as lockdown restrictions eased further. “The UK economy is currently in a period of temporary calm, with...
Policy
09/09/2020
Responding to the announcement that firms in England forced to close due to local Coronavirus restrictions will be able to claim grants of up to £1,500 every three weeks, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Businesses forced to close through no fault of their own will welcome any new grant...
General
07/09/2020
Last week, the Government announced its Kickstart Scheme, a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality six-month work placements aimed at those aged between 16 to 24, who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment. The funding available for...
Coronavirus
27/08/2020
Commenting on the government’s announcement that people on low incomes in Coronavirus hotspots in England will be able to claim up to £182 if they have to self-isolate, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “We’ve called for additional income support for those required to self-isolate for some...

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