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