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16 new COVID-19 rapid testing centres to open in Suffolk
16 new COVID-19 rapid testing centres to open in Suffolk
16 new COVID-19 rapid testing centres to open in Suffolk

A further 16 rapid testing centres for COVID-19 are to open in Suffolk, bringing the total number of centres to 28. 
 
The sites are planned to open over the next two weeks in Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Debenham, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Eye, Holbrook, Needham Market, Elmswell, Hadleigh, Nayland and Brandon - serving more rural communities across the county.

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Suffolk Chamber's statement on the Roadmap and Budget
Suffolk Chamber's statement on the Roadmap and Budget
Suffolk Chamber's statement on the Roadmap and Budget

“Suffolk Chamber of Commerce broadly understands the Government’s cautious stepped approach to re-opening our society and economy, as nobody wants a return to a full lockdown ever again.

“We also commend the Government’s openness in setting out the four conditions which need to be met before each step can go ahead.

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NEW ‘AI FESTIVAL’ UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF INSPIRING SPEAKERS
NEW ‘AI FESTIVAL’ UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF INSPIRING SPEAKERS
NEW ‘AI FESTIVAL’ UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF INSPIRING SPEAKERS

Facebook, Google, and BT are just some of the leading technology companies set to share their knowledge and insights at the newly launched AI Festival, on 24 and 25 February 2021. Created by Suffolk based Orbital Global and BT, this virtual event is a unique initiative that will explore the implications for business, skills, and employment in relation to what could be the defining technology of the 21st Century.

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The census is coming – What do you need to know?
The census is coming – What do you need to know?
The census is coming – What do you need to know?

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

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Natwest Business - Female Focus: #BeTheRoleModel
Natwest Business - Female Focus: #BeTheRoleModel
Natwest Business - Female Focus: #BeTheRoleModel

NatWest and Getty Images have partnered to launch a nationwide campaign and competition to tackle stereotypes of female founders and help create a more inclusive visual landscape that shows entrepreneurs as they really are. You can find out more details, including how to enter, here.

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Suffolk Chamber welcomes ‘Skills for Jobs’ White Paper, pushes for inclusion in pilot scheme talks
Suffolk Chamber welcomes ‘Skills for Jobs’ White Paper, pushes for inclusion in pilot scheme talks
Suffolk Chamber welcomes ‘Skills for Jobs’ White Paper, pushes for inclusion in pilot scheme talks

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has publicly welcomed the aims and intentions contained within the Government’s ambitious White Paper on further education, which was published late last month.

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Suffolk Chamber rolls out ‘best of both worlds’ governance changes
Suffolk Chamber rolls out ‘best of both worlds’ governance changes
Suffolk Chamber rolls out ‘best of both worlds’ governance changes

“At one level, how Suffolk Chamber organises itself might seem remote from the day-to-day needs of our members. But through this rolling programme of internal improvements, we believe that we are better able to both support and represent our valued members' interests in a rapidly-changing world.”

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Suffolk Chamber business survey: improvements continue, but long-term plan is needed
Suffolk Chamber business survey: improvements continue, but long-term plan is needed
Suffolk Chamber business survey: improvements continue, but long-term plan is needed

The latest figures from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) – for the last three months of 2020 - shows that the rebound from the previous quarter has continued, albeit at a slower pace, prompting the business body to redouble its calls for a 12-month Government support package.

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Suffolk Chamber's statement on the third national lockdown
Suffolk Chamber's statement on the third national lockdown
Suffolk Chamber's statement on the third national lockdown

“Suffolk’s business community is crying out for the Government to get a strategic grip on the COVID19 pandemic and its devastating economic and social consequences.

“Today’s £4bn support package announced by Rishi Sunak will certainly go some way to reducing the full impact of the new lockdown on businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in the short-term.

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Suffolk Chamber's reaction to the tiers
Suffolk Chamber's reaction to the tiers
Suffolk Chamber's reaction to the tiers

“Being placed in Tier 2 was what most Suffolk businesses were probably expecting. This does represent progress on the national lockdown situation for many businesses in the hospitality, retail, leisure and personal care sectors. But we seem to be many months away from a return to full-on trading conditions.

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