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International trade seminar aims to make Suffolk businesses more “China-ready”
International trade seminar aims to make Suffolk businesses more “China-ready”
International trade seminar aims to make Suffolk businesses more “China-ready”

“Suffolk Chamber International’s latest training course could not be more timely. With Stansted Airport promising direct flights to the country, UK government ministers making frequent trips there and with it already being the country’s 6th largest export market, China should be on the radar of every Suffolk business involved in – or looking to get into – international trade.”

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Market leading transport company joins Suffolk Chamber
Market leading transport company joins Suffolk Chamber
Market leading transport company joins Suffolk Chamber

Felixstowe-based Maritime Transport, one of the largest privately owned multi-modal transport businesses in the UK, has become the latest company to join Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.

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Mental health at work becoming less taboo, say BCC and Aviva
Mental health at work becoming less taboo, say BCC and Aviva
Mental health at work becoming less taboo, say BCC and Aviva

Almost 30% of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a survey conducted by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce, and Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer.

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A consultation on draft recommendations for ward boundaries in West Suffolk has begun
A consultation on draft recommendations for ward boundaries in West Suffolk has begun
A consultation on draft recommendations for ward boundaries in West Suffolk has begun

In May 2018, the government agreed to set up a new local authority called West Suffolk Council. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is now drawing up ward boundaries for the new authority in time for its first elections in May 2019.

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UK set for pay rise, says BCC and Indeed
UK set for pay rise, says BCC and Indeed
UK set for pay rise, says BCC and Indeed

One in two businesses (50%) are set to grant staff pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and online recruitment company Indeed.

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Ill-judged’ interest rate rise risks undermining confidence, says BCC
Ill-judged’ interest rate rise risks undermining confidence, says BCC
Ill-judged’ interest rate rise risks undermining confidence, says BCC

Commenting on today’s interest rate decision by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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UK Trade Remedies: do you produce any of these products?
UK Trade Remedies: do you produce any of these products?
UK Trade Remedies: do you produce any of these products?

The UK’s exit from the EU means that the UK is setting up its own Trade Remedies Authority, which will seek to protect domestic producers against unfair foreign production practices and anti-competitive behaviour such as dumping.

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Lowestoft Sixth Form College to merge with East Coast College
Lowestoft Sixth Form College to merge with East Coast College
Lowestoft Sixth Form College to merge with East Coast College

Lowestoft Sixth Form College has confirmed it will merge with East Coast College to create a larger, more financially resilient organisation while maintaining high quality sixth form provision for students in the town.

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BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses
BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses
BCC: Cut tax complexity and ‘red tape’ holding back businesses

The vast majority of UK businesses believe the cost of complying with the UK tax system has escalated over recent years, according to new research released today (Wednesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in partnership with Avalara.

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Focus on healthy eating for latest Suffolk Chamber wellbeing campaign
Focus on healthy eating for latest Suffolk Chamber wellbeing campaign
Focus on healthy eating for latest Suffolk Chamber wellbeing campaign

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is asking local businesses to help in the ongoing campaign to encourage people to eat healthier and more balanced diets.

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