News Archives

Employers’ Brexit preparation guide

Brexit Principles Established

A ‘Brexit preparation’ guide has been published for employers. The guide, published by XpertHR, sets out how employers can prepare for likely changes affecting EU nationals working here. Employers may need to take several steps, including identifying any skills gaps and reviewing employment policies. The guide may need to be updated as negotiations progress. The guide is available when registering

Share this page on social media

Written on April 24, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, EU, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, News, York

900 EU Directives in force in UK

EU Info

The House of Commons Library has published a paper listing the 900 EU Directives currently in force in the UK. The ‘Legislating for Brexit: EU directives’ paper provides information about the regulations which implement the directives in the UK and will require amending after Brexit. More information is available on the Parliament website here. Share this page on social media

Share this page on social media

Written on April 24, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, EU, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, News, York

MIPIM delegation to feed back at Chamber lunch

shutterstock_18018763

Interest from developers and investors in the Leeds City Region has increased following MIPIM, the property investment forum, with a number of meetings with global investors taking place. Roger Marsh, chairman of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, said the scale of the Leeds City Region’s vision and economic opportunity had excited delegates at the international expo. Marsh said: “Leeds

Share this page on social media

Written on April 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Industrial Strategy submission

shutterstock_90761039

The Chamber has responded to the Government’s recent consultation on an industrial strategy for the country. The 26-page document covers areas raised most frequently by members, including skills and education, procurement, devolution, transport and infrastructure.  The response is based around the ‘ten pillars’ or themes of the consultation.  The Government was asking if they were the most appropriate or relevant

Share this page on social media

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

Powerhouse brochure and upcoming event

Powerhouse station supporters

A new brochure has been produced to help support the campaign to bring a high-speed rail station to Bradford. Part of the proposal for what is being touted as a ‘CrossRail North’ scheme to build a high-speed trans-Pennine rail link includes having a station in the West Yorkshire city.  The campaign, also backed by Leeds, spells out that a Bradford

Share this page on social media

Written on April 7, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport

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

Share this page on social media

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

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

Share this page on social media

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

HS2 Consultation information event

hs2

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.

Share this page on social media

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

Share this page on social media

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

Industrial Strategy: A Message from British Chambers of Comerce

ProductivityChart

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

Share this page on social media

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

Sign up for our newsletter