Norfolk Business News

General
03/03/2021
Great Yarmouth has secured a Town Deal of £20.1m Government investment to deliver an exciting £60m vision supporting economic regeneration, recovery, jobs and growth across the borough’s main urban areas. The major capital funding, confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget, follows submission in...
General
03/03/2021
 Giving his reaction to the Chancellor’s budget, Chris Sargisson, CEO of Norfolk Chambers, said:  “There’s much to welcome in this Budget for business communities across the UK. The Chancellor has listened and acted on our calls for immediate support to help struggling businesses reach the finish...
Coronavirus
03/03/2021
Responding to an announcement by The Treasury that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of September, Chris Sargisson, CEO of Norfolk Chambers of Commerce, said:   “The extension of the furlough scheme shows that the Chancellor has listened to our business communities. Many firms...
Policy
01/03/2021
Responding to an announcement by The Treasury on planned changes to the UK’s visa system, Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: "Ensuring the immigration system is clear, fast and low cost for businesses is critical to ensuring firms get the skills they...
General
24/02/2021
Following on from the successful launch of the Norfolk Knowledge Hub, Norfolk Chambers of Commerce is urging all businesses to make learning something new part of the working week, with the free-to-view digital knowledge and skills sharing platform adding a new channel for online learning. A year...
Policy
23/02/2021
Commenting on the ONS labour market statistics for February 2021, published today, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:     “While the furlough scheme is limiting job losses, the rise in unemployment and decline in employment levels are further evidence that coronavirus continues to weaken the...
Export
23/02/2021
The Department for International Trade has issued some guidance for SMEs relating to Rules of Origin. The guidance is attached but if you have any queries please contact the Norfolk Chambers' International Trade Team at export@norfolkchamber.co.uk
Coronavirus
23/02/2021
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s roadmap, Nova Fairbank, Chief Operating Officer for Norfolk Chambers said: “It is helpful that many businesses across Norfolk can now see a path to restart and recovery. Absolute clarity and honesty will be needed every step of the way over the weeks ahead, so...
Coronavirus
23/02/2021
The Prime Minister announced a ‘roadmap’ for easing Covid restrictions in England.  After the first stage in March, further lifting of the rules will happen if certain conditions are met - such as the vaccine rollout going to plan.  The aim is for all restrictions to be lifted, which will happen by...
Coronavirus
19/02/2021
Results from the latest BCC survey on the impact of Coronavirus on businesses show they have been pushed to the brink by the effect of multiple lockdowns. Among the sobering findings from the survey of more than 1,100 businesses, including those from Norfolk are: Three in every five firms (61...

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