Norfolk Business News

General
19/01/2021
Vantage Protect, who provide the Chamber of Commerce Commercial Legal Expenses policy, have rebranded to Rhino Protect.  Chamber Legal Expenses Insurance is included for all members as part of standard membership and covers claims such as; 1. Employee Disputes 2. Health & Safety Prosecutions...
Brexit
18/01/2021
On 01 January 2021 a new immigration system came into play and EU, EEA and/or Swiss nationals will no longer be allowed to move to the UK and work without a visa.  Under the new system, all foreign nationals will be treated equally, excepting Irish citizens. Our region has a wide range of...
Policy
15/01/2021
Commenting on GDP figures for November 2020 published today by the ONS, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:    “The latest figures highlight the continued damage being done to the UK economy by coronavirus.   “The decline in output in November was largely driven by the drag on activity from the...
Coronavirus
12/01/2021
A letter from BEIS Minister Scully has been issued to haulier firms on the new requirements for drivers to have a negative Covid test before travelling to ports.  The costs of test will be met by government and businesses are encouraged to go through their local authority for the necessary...
Event
12/01/2021
Returning on Friday 5 February, 2pm-4.30pm, The Big Debate goes virtual this year bringing together local MPs and business leaders to influence change and give voice to Norfolk businesses.  The online debate is spilt into four main topics Norfolk Chambers have identified as key to the business...
Policy
05/01/2021
The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – the UK’s largest independent survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth – found that business conditions remained weak in the fourth quarter as the second lockdown squeezed activity. The bellwether ...
Coronavirus
05/01/2021
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new, national lockdown in England, and following the implementation of a lockdown in Scotland, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said:      “Businesses will understand why the Prime Minister has felt compelled to act on the spiralling threat to...
Brexit
31/12/2020
For any import or export of goods, you’ll need a commodity code to make your customs declaration when you bring goods in or send goods out of the UK or EU. This includes goods sent to you from abroad. If you classify your goods correctly you’ll know what rate of duty and import VAT you should pay,...
Brexit
31/12/2020
Following the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, the Government has published two documents to help businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period on 1 January 2021.  The two documents detail the key actions businesses need to take and provides guidance and...
Brexit
29/12/2020
HMRC have issued further guidance on claiming preferential rates.  From 1 January, if your goods originate in the EU or UK, you may be able to claim a preferential rate of duty when imported into the respective countries and released to free circulation. This means they’ll be free of Customs Duty....

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