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Survey: Businesses are cautiously confident

Evidence that companies are looking to manage their costs more closely has emerged from a new survey. West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, which surveys its members every three months on economic trends, says that more companies have decided to hold onto their cash in recent months. The Chamber says that, although sales growth remains strong in both domestic

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Written on August 8, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Infrastructure & Transport, Lobbying, News, Policy, QES, Skills & Education

BCC: Mental health at work now becoming less taboo, say BCC and Aviva

Latest findings reveal 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. One in three (33%) business leaders have also noticed an increase in the length of time that staff are

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Written on August 7, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Media

Bradford Chamber announces guest speaker at this year’s Annual Dinner

The Bradford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year’s Bradford Chamber Annual Dinner will take place at the iconic Midland hotel located in the heart of the city on November 22nd. This year’s event will not only bring together the key figures in Bradford’s bustling business community but in attendance will be guest speaker Gyles Brandreth, actor, author,

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Written on August 2, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Bradford, Chamber News

UK set for pay rise, says BCC and Indeed

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. The survey, of over 1,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors, reveals that 6% of firms will increase pay by more than

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Written on August 2, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, Chamber News

Chamber ‘Raises the Bar’ to encourage social responsibility across Yorkshire

West and North Yorkshire Chamber is encouraging more businesses to ‘act responsibly’ in the areas of education, employment, environment and the community. Retaining its annual Raising the Bar awards event, which celebrates businesses who are active in their local communities, the Chamber has gathered opportunities from charities and communities and “how to” case studies to unlock the potential of businesses

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Written on July 24, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Raising the Bar

Property Forum debates land shortage issues

Bradford Chamber of Commerce and Bradford Council are to work closer together on finding solutions to the issue of land shortages in the District. The Chamber recently produced a report on the shortage of development sites for commercial use and how this could impinge on the District’s new economic strategy.  The two issues were discussed recently at Bradford Property Forum,

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Written on July 20, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News, Lobbying, News, Policy, Property forum

BCC comments on inflation figures

Commenting on the inflation statistics for June 2018, published today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation was unchanged in June for the second successive month, with the upward price pressure from higher fuel costs offset by falling prices for a number of items, including clothing. “The

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Written on July 18, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Economy, Policy

BCC: business alarm on potential Brexit VAT bombshell

Commenting on the passage of amendments to the Customs Bill, which commit the government to fully separating the UK from the EU VAT regime, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “This is the first view businesses have on what the VAT regime could be like after Brexit – and it doesn’t look pretty. “A separate

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Written on July 17, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, Brexit, Chamber News, Policy

BCC: UK wage growth undermined by poor productivity

Commenting on the labour market figures for July 2018, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Robust jobs growth, together with another drop-in unemployment, is further evidence of the continued strength of the UK labour market. “The second successive slowdown in regular pay growth is disappointing. This means that

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Written on July 17, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, Chamber News, Economy, Policy

Chamber Leadership Election Meetings

Bradford Chamber Leadership Group – Notice of Election Meeting, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 at 11.45am The following individuals have been nominated for election to the representative group of the Bradford Chamber: Andy Cook – Handelsbanken Nasreen Karim – Platinum Partnership Solicitors Rob Lawson – Provident Financial plc Jan Ormondroyd – Incommunities Ashley Price – Yorkshire Building Society Catherine Riley – Kirkgate

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Written on June 28, 2018Iain Moyser. Published in Chamber News