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Employers concerned about return to the past on tribunals, says BCC

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling on Employment Tribunal fees, Mike Spicer, Director of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “A fair tribunal system must provide access to justice for all, while at the same time discouraging unmeritorious claims. “Today’s ruling will leave employers concerned about a return to the past, when despite winning the majority of cases, companies

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Written on August 1, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, News, York

Home Secretary right to take objective look at migration trends and needs

Commenting on the Home Secretary’s decision to ask the independent Migration Advisory Committee to evaluate the present and future impacts of migration on the UK economy, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “We welcome the Home Secretary’s decision to commission rigorous and independent analysis to inform the shape of our future immigration system. Business

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Written on August 1, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Lobbying, News, York

LEP skills programme supports SMEs

Almost 7,500 people across Leeds City Region have benefitted from a programme to upskill staff and support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to grow. The LEP’s skills service has provided support and funding to more than 3,000 businesses to enable them to develop the skills of their employees. In the first phase of this initiative almost £9 million has

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Written on July 4, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorized

Pledge to catch the bus this clean air day

Buses are key to tackling congestion and reducing emissions: a fully-loaded double decker bus can take 75 cars off the road Yorkshire bus operators First West Yorkshire, Arriva Yorkshire and Transdev are aiming to clear the air across the White Rose County today (Thursday, 15 June 2017) by inviting motorists to promise to leave the car at home for the

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Written on June 15, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

BCC – Election result a source of further uncertainty for business

Commenting on the General Election, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The UK electorate has today accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities already grappling with currency fluctuations, high up-front costs, and the Brexit process. “The formation of a stable administration that can give voters and businesses confidence around

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Written on June 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC reaction to General Election result

Commenting on the General Election result, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “After two long years of elections, referenda and wider uncertainty, many businesses were doing their best to ignore the noise of politics – up until today. “The electorate’s split decision generates further uncertainty for business communities, who are already grappling with

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Written on June 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Airport gets Dusseldorf route

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (1st June 2017) announced an expansion of its 2017-18 Winter schedule with a brand new route to Dusseldorf from Leeds Bradford Airport that offers a choice of up to six flights a week. Seats are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £34.99 including taxes and charges and available

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Written on June 1, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Ransomware Seminar 19th May

09.30-11.30 aql HQ Leeds Ransomware is now one of the biggest threats to industry, charities, health and citizens. aql® as part of their planned programme of events supporting the NCSC Cyber Information Sharing Partnership for Yorkshire and Humber are working with the Police Regional Cyber Crime Unit had planned an event this Friday with expertise from Kasperky, the police and

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Written on May 18, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

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