Norfolk Business News

Policy
27/07/2017
Commenting on the first estimate of GDP for Q2 2017, published yesterday by the ONS, Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager for Norfolk Chamber, said: “The first estimate of economic activity for Q2 2017 of 0.3% on the previous quarter is broadly in line with our expectations, though slightly lower...
Policy
27/07/2017
The permanent closure of the B1149 Holt Road south of Horsford has been brought forward to Wednesday 9 August after BT Openreach announced earlier dates for moving their fibre optic cables. The closure had been put back until late August after BT said diversion of the cables would not begin until...
Policy
18/07/2017
Commenting on the inflation statistics for June 2017, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While the fall in inflation in June will surprise many, consumer price growth is likely to resume its upward...
Policy
17/07/2017
Great Northern/Thameslink are currently consulting rail passengers about the rail service from King’s Lynn to London Kings Cross. The new timetable will go live in May 2018.  Great Northern have already updated services based on feedback from nearly 13,000 customers in Phase 1 the consultation...
Policy
17/07/2017
Norwich City Council have released their latest economic barometer. The report highlighted: Locally Supermarket Lidl, has lots is appeal to build a store on Bishop Bridge Road DigitalCity’s tech trail which helps young people find out about opportunities within the industry, has been named on...
Policy
13/07/2017
Across nearly all districts of Norfolk, levels of unemployment fell in June.  Overall, the claimant count for Norfolk stood at 7,960, which was a drop of 320 claimants from the previous month.  Norfolk is currently ranked 13th in a table of local authorities in the East and south East. Every...
Policy
13/07/2017
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private-sector business survey. Based on the responses of over 7,700 businesses in Q2 2017, the results for both sectors indicate that the UK economy grew at a...
Policy
12/07/2017
One of Norfolk Chamber’s key priorities is helping to bridge the gap between business and education.  Our Young Chamber programme is designed to help create stronger business engagement with schools and support the raising of young people’s aspirations and soft skills.  There are many schools...
Policy
11/07/2017
Commenting on the publication of the Taylor Review, Chris Sargisson, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber said: "The world of work is changing, and it is only right that employment law and practice change with it. Matthew Taylor has rightly recognised that the UK's flexible labour market is a great...
Policy
10/07/2017
One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Monday) publishes a post-election survey of over 2,400 companies, which shows that while businesses have a range of views on their preferred objectives for the UK in Brexit negotiations, there is almost no support...

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