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Currency volatility adding pressures

A new Chamber of Commerce survey reveals that a majority of businesses expect the fall in sterling to increase their costs. The British Chambers of Commerce survey, which included members from West & North Yorkshire Chamber, found that 63% expect costs to increase in the next 12 months as a result of the sterling devaluation.  This includes a quarter (24%)

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Written on December 7, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Post-Brexit Customs Models Discussed

Businesses from West & North Yorkshire have met with government representatives to discuss post-Brexit future customs arrangements. The meeting, organised by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, saw attendees call for the government to avoid a prolonged transition period, as this would add to increasing levels of uncertainty facing many firms.  It was suggested that the two-year period put

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Written on October 31, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, York

BCC Budget Submission, be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the UK’s productivity. The UK’s leading business group, which represents almost 75,000 companies employing almost

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Written on October 23, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC comments on inflation figures

Commenting on the Consumer Price Index for September 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation rose for the second successive month, confirming that price growth remains on an upward trajectory. The rise in September mostly reflects increasing prices for food and recreational goods, along with transport costs,

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Written on October 17, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Yorkshire businesses take the lead at national awards

Ahead Partnership and Arena Group, have been crowned winners in the Yorkshire round of the Chamber Business Awards. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes. Each year, organisations of all sizes and from all sectors compete for the coveted titles and the national recognition they bring. Arena Group, the hard copy

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Written on October 11, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Members news, News

EU nationals right to remain: Chancellor comments

Following the first meeting of the EU Exit Business Advisory Group last month, the British Chambers of Commerce wrote to the Chancellor regarding the immigration status of EU citizens living and working in the UK. Since the referendum, we have called on government to give an unconditional guarantee to all EU citizens in the UK. Some businesses are losing key

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Written on October 11, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, News, Skills, York

BCC comments on Chancellor’s speech

Commenting on the Chancellor’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Philip Hammond’s defence of capitalism and markets will be welcomed by businesses. Yet the fight-back for a strong, competitive market economy has only just begun. “Across the UK, there are hundreds of thousands of civic businesses who combine

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Written on October 4, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Chamber News, News

Northern rail investment welcomed

At the Conservative Party conference, the Chancellor has announced £300m for rail improvements in the North of England. The new money will be used to ensure HS2 will link to faster trains between Liverpool and Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and York – the Northern Powerhouse rail project.  The Northern Powerhouse rail scheme is being drawn up by local authorities and business leaders

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Written on October 2, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Transport, York

Latest economic survey underway

The Chamber’s latest economic survey is underway now.  The findings we get from this work help us portray an accurate picture of recent and projected business performance, and support our lobbying and representation activities. Therefore, it is important to us that businesses take a few minutes to complete the survey, so that we can act swiftly and accurately on their

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Written on August 31, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

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