Norfolk Business News

Policy
02/10/2017
Six months after its introduction, businesses remain in the dark about how best to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy, according to a survey released today (Friday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in conjunction with Middlesex University London. The annual workforce survey of over 1,400...
Policy
02/10/2017
Interest rates could rise in the "relatively near term" says the Governor of the Bank of England Last week, in the clearest indication yet that there could be a rate rise as early as November, Mark Carney suggested that it was time for the bank to "ease its foot off the accelerator". The next...
Policy
02/10/2017
As the Conservative Party Conference continues today (Monday) in Manchester, the British Chambers of Commerce has called on the governing party to demonstrate competence and coherence – not division and disorganisation – in the interests of the UK’s economic well-being. The leading business...
Policy
22/09/2017
Since the beginning of the year Norfolk Chamber, together with other strategic partners has been working with New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership to draft the new economic strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk. The strategy is the culmination of collaborative process which has sought to enrich the...
Policy
13/09/2017
Commenting on the labour market statistics for September 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager for Norfolk Chamber said: “The continued rise in employment, coupled with falling unemployment, is further evidence that the Norfolk jobs market...
Policy
08/09/2017
Improvement work to reduce traffic jams and delays in Great Yarmouth is due to begin on Fuller’s Hill roundabout on Monday, 18 September. Norfolk County Council is spending £650,000 to create an extra lane on the roundabout by reducing the size of the central island. An additional right-hand turn...
Policy
08/09/2017
Chamber members had the opportunity to highlight and discuss the challenges facing the local business community with Norman Lamb, MP for North Norfolk today (Friday 08 September). Amongst the topics discussed were Brexit; the need for better broadband and mobile coverage; road and rail improvements...
Policy
08/09/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today (Friday) slightly downgraded its medium-term outlook for the UK economy over the next few years. While the BCC has slightly upgraded its UK growth forecast for 2017 from 1.5% to 1.6%, its growth expectations for 2018 and 2019 have been cut from 1.3%...
Policy
01/09/2017
Residents across North Norfolk are being warned to avoid paying private companies that charge for appealing against council-tax bands. North Norfolk District Council has received reports of people being asked to hand over their bank details by these third parties – all for providing a service that...
Policy
01/09/2017
Improvements to the roundabout that connects Dereham Road and Sweet Briar Road begin on Monday (4 September) in the latest Transport for Norwich project to get underway. Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council have redesigned the junction, which also links Guardian Road, to reduce...

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