Norfolk Business News

Policy
02/11/2017
Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager for Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said: “Norfolk Chamber’s preferred outcome was for a further period of monetary stability, with interest rates steady over the near...
Policy
02/11/2017
Proposals to create a definitive map of Norfolk’s mobile coverage which would be used to press for improvements in the county’s ‘not-spots’ will be discussed next week. At a meeting next Wednesday (8 November), Norfolk County Council’s Digital Innovation and Efficiency Committee will be asked to...
Policy
31/10/2017
Work to make it easier for people to get into and around Attleborough is set to get underway in early 2018 following the outcome of a public consultation. Earlier this year, Norfolk County Council developed initial proposals for how £4.5 million of Local Growth Fund (LGF) funding from the New...
Policy
30/10/2017
The Times Red Box published today (Monday 30 October) a strong call from the British Chambers of Commerce on behalf of the UK Chamber network to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the forthcoming budget.  Below is the featured article: We stand at critical moment for the UK economy, as we...
Policy
27/10/2017
Norfolk County Council and Balfour Beatty confirmed this week that the westernmost section of the A1270 Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR), between the A1067 Fakenham Road and the A140 Cromer Road, will open to traffic on Saturday 11 November. The opening depends upon completion of the A140...
Policy
27/10/2017
Commenting on the preliminary UK GDP figures for Q3 2017, published earlier this week by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While GDP growth in Q3 was a slight uptick on the previous quarter, the UK’s combined economic growth performance over...
Policy
27/10/2017
A series of free business roadshows will offer advice and funding support to SMEs across Norfolk and Suffolk this autumn. The New Anglia Growth Hub is hosting the short sessions to give companies the opportunity to find out about funding and financial support and to speak to the Growth Hub’s...
Policy
20/10/2017
Norfolk County Council has won £3.05 million of government funding to replace a busy staggered crossroads on the A140 at Hempnall between Norwich and Ipswich with a roundabout. The Department for Transport made the announcement yesterday to award the money to the County Council from its National...
Policy
20/10/2017
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the Norfolk Chamber, together with the British Chambers of Commerce are urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the...
Policy
18/10/2017
Norfolk businesses were invited to hear an economic update directly from the Bank of England at a lunch held at the Park Farm Hotel in Norwich.  Over 60 business people attended the event, including those from the manufacturing, service, public and charity sectors. Phil Eckersley, the Bank of...

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