Norfolk Business News

Policy
30/10/2012
SMEs often find the burden of bureaucracy and red tape overwhelming.  The European commission is now carrying out a consultation to find out which are the most burdensome pieces of legislation to smaller companies.  The online consultation is now open and will run until 21 December 2012. Once the...
Policy
26/10/2012
The Norfolk Chamber, together with the British Banking Association, recently held the annual British Banking Association Dinner for Norfolk.  The main debate centred on access to finance and allowed local businesses the opportunity to raise any concerns on this issue.  The guests included...
Policy
23/10/2012
Members of Great Yarmouth Chamber Council, together with Cabinet members of Great Yarmouth Borough Council met recently to discuss the private and public sector working in partnership to promote economic growth. The meeting, held at Great Yarmouth Town Hall, covered topics such as: broadband: road...
Policy
23/10/2012
The 116th Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting was held at Dunston Hall Hotel on Friday 5th October 2012.  The event was well attended and the finalised minutes can be viewed by clicking on the attachment.
Policy
15/10/2012
Last week saw business policy developments in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. On Tuesday a package of measures to help cut unnecessary red tape were announced as new amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The amendments include removing automatic liability on...
Policy
15/10/2012
The deadline for agreeing a new EU budget for the next seven years is fast approaching; and if anyone harboured any hopes that this budget would be reoriented towards growth, they will be sorely disappointed.  Farm ministers of France and Germany argued that CAP spending between 2014 and 2020...
Policy
04/10/2012
Working with partners, Norfolk County Council is seeking to progress a number of key infrastructure initiatives in 2012/13 and beyond.  The attached update aims to keep everyone up to speed on progress.
Policy
03/10/2012
The Family business, once a staple of British industry, is disappearing. Although two thirds of UK industry is made up of family business, fewer than 13% survive beyond the second generation. A generation ago, family firms were thriving and the heirs were jumping at the chance of income, job...
Policy
03/10/2012
HMRC is introducing Real Time Information (RTI) for PAYE from April 2013. The vast majority of employers are required to start submitting PAYE returns in real time in April 2013 and all employers will be routinely reporting PAYE information in real time by October 2013. From April, PAYE returns are...
Policy
02/10/2012
The British Chambers of Commerce’s new Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) released today (Tuesday) shows that economic growth in the UK remains weak, with the Q3 results slightly worse than the previous quarter. The survey, comprising responses from 7,593 businesses across the UK including Norfolk,...

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