Suffolk Chamber News
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The county’s leading business organisation has given a warm welcome to EDF Energy’s submission to the Planning Inspectorate of its Development Consent Order (DCO) for the proposed new nuclear power station at Sizewell C.
The eleventh weekly Suffolk Chamber of Commerce survey into how its members are responding to the spread of the COVID-19 virus shows a growing number are both adapting to their new trading environments, whilst others are actively planning to restart or expand their operations in the immediate future.
The results of the latest Coronavirus/COVID-19 survey by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce indicate that in the final week of the total lockdown, a large majority of businesses have reported difficulties accessing domestic customers with most still reporting cash flow concerns.
The last seven weeks have been difficult for most people. Everyone has been affected by the awful COVID-19 pandemic. For some, lockdown has meant furloughing, and the mental strain of missing family, friends, and normal day to day life.
The University of Suffolk is today (11 May 2020) launching the ‘We are Together with Business’ programme- a suite of resources for local and regional businesses to help the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (12 May) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive, John Dugmore said;
Commenting on the Prime Minister’s address last night (10 May) in which he set out a conditional plan for the next phase of the response to COVID-19, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive, John Dugmore said:
The latest survey into how businesses are responding to Coronavirus/COVID19 by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, indicates that businesses are preparing to reopen, but social distancing and how government support schemes will work going forward, remain concerns.
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, delivered through 60+ British Business Bank accredited lenders, is designed to support the continued provision of finance to UK smaller businesses (SMEs) during the Covid-19 outbreak. The scheme enables lenders to provide facilities of up to £5m to smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow.
Open letter to Prime Minister published as government mulls plan to lift lockdown.