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HS2 Consultation information event

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A HS2 information event is being held at the MET Hotel, King Street, Leeds on the 22nd of February between 12.00 – 20.00. There is no charge to attend. On 15 November the Government announced the preferred route for the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) railway from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds – known as Phase 2b.

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Written on February 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport

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

Heathrow runway consultation

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The Government is seeking views on its plan to create a third runway at Heathrow airport. The proposal is included in the National Policy Statement, with the consultation period running to 25 May. There will be a regional consultation event in Leeds on Friday 24 March – click here for more details on this (scroll down page), and about the

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Written on February 2, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport, 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

Airport link to finally get approval

First TransPennine train

A railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is part of £270 million proposals to transform transport in Leeds. Details of the airport parkway station have been revealed ahead of the release of a new transport strategy by Leeds Council, which the leader has described as a “transformational step change for public transport”. It would be built on the existing Leeds

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Written on December 6, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport

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