Norfolk Business News

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...
Policy
19/02/2021
Commenting on the delay to HM Treasury’s Fundamental Review of Business Rates until autumn, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “Delivering fundamental change to this longstanding drag anchor on business has become only more pressing in light of Covid-19. “Delay in reforming a broken system...
Policy
19/02/2021
Commenting on the decision by the European Commission to grant the UK data adequacy, BCC Co-Executive Director Hannah Essex said:   “With the free flow of data critical to their operations, businesses will be greatly relieved at the granting of data adequacy which removes a costly cliff edge at a...
Policy
19/02/2021
The Greater South East Energy Hub installer Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Energy Efficiency Measures is now live.   This is an opportunity for PAS2030:2019 and MCS accredited trades to access £69 million energy efficiency measures to be delivered by local authorities across the Greater South...
Policy
16/02/2021
The Kickstart Scheme has been underway since September 2020 and has now seen 120,000 16-24-year olds find employment. The Kickstart Scheme, which is fully Government funded, is aimed at 16-24-year olds who are on universal credit and who may find it more challenging to access the world of work,...
General
15/02/2021
How is your business doing? How has Covid-19 and/or Brexit affected your business? How confident are you about your financial position, your workforce and your future orderbook? What support do you need to face the challenges ahead? The Chambers Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), the UK’s largest...

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