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Virgin Trains welcomes decision to suspend industrial action

Virgin Trains has welcomed the decision by the RMT to suspend industrial action and continue talks about further improving the on-board changes. The union suspended the walk-outs today after Virgin Trains repeated its assurances that the RMT members would be docking pay for no reason and moving forward with the customer-centred revolution. Virgin Trains had promised a full timetable during

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Written on April 25, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Members news, News, Transport

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

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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

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

Immigration Skills Charge

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The introduction of an ‘Immigration Skills Charge’ has made it more expensive for UK employers to hire skilled workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. Workers from outside the EEA must be sponsored before they can apply for permission to work in the UK. Under the Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017, employers must pay the charge for

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

BBC Radio 5 Live Request

BBC Radio 5 Live Drive is planning an election programme in Morley on Thursday 20th April. We’ll be broadcasting from a café on Queen Street between 1600-1900 and we’re looking to speak to local people about news of the General Election. We’re after a range of people – local workers, business owners, young people etc, asking….Are you up for an

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Written on April 19, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

MIPIM delegation to feed back at Chamber lunch

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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

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

Industrial Strategy submission

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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

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

BCC, Big business mainly hit by cyber-attacks, but all need to improve security

One in five businesses have fallen victim to cyber-attacks in the past year, according to the results of a survey released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The survey of more than 1,200 businesses across the UK found that 20% had been hit by a cyber-attack in the last 12 months. Big businesses are far more likely

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Written on April 18, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC, Inflation weakening UK growth

Commenting on the inflation statistics for March 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Although the inflation rate was unchanged in March it is still above the Bank of England’s 2% target. The continued elevation in costs at the factory gate suggests that consumer prices

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

HS2 launches hunt for station designers

With thanks to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-launches-hunt-for-station-designers-and-euston-development-partner The search for world-class architects, designers and developers to deliver four ambitious and iconic new HS2 stations began today with the publication of contract opportunities for station designs and a development partner for London Euston. Click here for more. Share this page on social media

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Written on April 13, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Construction, News, Transport

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