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UK labour market in good health

Commenting on the labour market statistics for February 2017, released today by the Office for National Statistics, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Overall, with employment levels rising and unemployment still falling, the latest figures confirm that the UK jobs market is in good health. “It remains likely that even if economic conditions

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Written on February 15, 2017Iain Moyser. Published in BCC, News

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

BCC – Dash for housing must not sacrifice business land

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Commenting ahead of the release of the housing white paper by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Business communities around England want to see housebuilding on the rise – as it supports construction and property businesses locally, and increases confidence across the board. The government’s renewed commitment to

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Written on February 7, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

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

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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

First West Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

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

From 23rd January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their child’s phone, for use on First West Yorkshire services The new option on the mTickets app will remove the need for anyone under the age of 18 to hold an adult’s credit card details on their phone in order to purchase mobile bus tickets

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Written on January 25, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

BCC comments on Supreme Court judgement

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 Commenting on the judgment of the Supreme Court on the triggering of Article 50, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  “The practical impact of this ruling, not the political intricacies, is what interests business communities across the UK. What businesses will want to know is whether this ruling will affect either the terms of the

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Written on January 24, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Leeds manufacturers to fly the flag for UK business overseas

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Three Leeds manufacturing firms – Hopkins Catering Equipment, Brandon Medical and Rakusens – have been selected export champions to fly the flag for UK business in overseas markets as part the Commonwealth First initiative which aims to highlight the depth of innovation and quality that the UK’s SMEs have to offer. Launched by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, the

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Written on January 23, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Manufacturing, News

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