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Powerhouse station campaign stays on track

Powerhouse station supporters

The Chamber joined forces recently with Bradford Council and community representatives to demand commitment from government and Transport for the North for a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre. The campaign, Next Stop Bradford, highlight the benefits a Northern Powerhouse Rail (previously known as HS3) station in Bradford city centre will bring, not just to the Bradford economy

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Written on March 22, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Transport

BCC launches Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today launched its flagship Chamber Business Awards at London Stock Exchange. Scientifica, last year’s winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award based in Sussex, had the honour of opening trading at London Stock Exchange, accompanied by Nus Ghani, Conservative MP for Wealden, and Ana Christie, Chief Executive of Sussex Chambers of Commerce.

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Written on March 13, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Chamber News, News

Budget: Details & Reaction

Budget details and reactions now online

Main Budget Points (for more details, see the links at the bottom of this article) £435 million of additional, centrally-funded support between 2017/18 and 2020/21 £300m Hardship fund for discretionary relief (to be allocated from local authorities) Support for Small Business Rate (SBR) Relief recipients to limit increases in their bills to the greater of £600 or the real terms

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Written on March 8, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Bradford staff commute info needed

Help bring HS3 to Bradford: where do staff travel from?

For Bradford-based businesses only. In order to help secure a trans-Pennine high-speed rail line (i.e. Northern Powerhouse Rail) that comes through and stops in Bradford, we are gathering information about your staff’s daily commute.  This is a short poll but we appreciate that it takes time, so apologies if this pre-amble gets straight to the point! We’d like to know how

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Written on February 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News, Transport

Industrial Strategy: A Message from British Chambers of Comerce

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INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – A Message from Adam Marshall of British Chambers of Commerce The launch of the government’s industrial strategy green paper was an important win for Chamber business communities on three fronts. The development of a long-term approach to supporting industrial growth. Following intensive discussion with ministers and officials, a strong focus on place and a recognition that such

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Written on February 3, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Government Minister at Leeds Dinner

Chris Grayling MP

Transport and devolution were two key talking points for the speakers at last night’s Leeds Chamber annual dinner. Transport Secretary and leading Leave campaigner last summer, Chris Grayling, pledged to deliver on the government’s schemes that will support Northern devolution and, therefore, independence from the capital.  He also acknowledged the lobbying work underway to secure Bradford a place on the

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Written on January 27, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport, York

Poll asks about planned pay settlements

Bank of England

Businesses are asked to take part in a short poll about planned pay awards for this year. The work is part of the Chamber’s regular dialogue with the Bank of England, while also assisting the tracking of the economy that supports our lobbying activities. The poll is open until 7 February, and contains just five questions, including what pay settlement

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Written on January 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

PM’s Brexit Plan: Chamber Reaction

The Chamber reacts to Brexit announcements

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has reacted to the Prime Minister’s Brexit Plan speech, made on Tuesday 17 Jan 2017. Andrew Latchmore, Chair of the Brexit Advisory Group of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Prime Minister and her Brexit team have a difficult path to walk: they are criticised for being vague and without

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Written on January 17, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Survey shows confidence maintained

Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 results

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today (Thursday) publishes its Quarterly Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey. Based on 7,250 responses from companies in Q4 2016, the results show the uptick in Q3 in the manufacturing sector has been sustained in the final quarter, and more service sector firms were expecting growth than

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Written on January 5, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, News story 4, York

Sara gets into gear as new transport head

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West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has elected a new chair of its transport group. Sara Gilmore, a Legal Director at Addleshaw Goddard, has ten years’ experience in specialising in transport matters, and succeeds Nigel Foster of Fore Consulting. Transport continues to be cited by businesses in the region as a major concern, and the group is expected to

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Written on December 15, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Transport, York

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