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Chamber welcomes TfN powers and legal footing

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has responded to a government announcement that Transport for the North is set to get legal powers and responsibilities. The move will make TfN the only pan-regional body and helps underpin the Northern Powerhouse project.  Aswell as being granted £260m of government funding, the new sub-regional transport body is to be allocated £18m

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Written on November 16, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Transport, York

Rate Rise: Chamber Reaction

Bank of England

For the first time in more than ten years the Bank of England has raised interest rates. The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007.  The move reverses the cut in August of last year – made in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. The Monetary Policy

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Written on November 2, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Post-Brexit Customs Models Discussed

Businesses from West & North Yorkshire have met with government representatives to discuss post-Brexit future customs arrangements. The meeting, organised by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, saw attendees call for the government to avoid a prolonged transition period, as this would add to increasing levels of uncertainty facing many firms.  It was suggested that the two-year period put

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Written on October 31, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, York

Region is outperforming national economy, says survey

Yorkshire businesses are outperforming the national average over the course of the third quarter. This is the headline report from the latest economic survey of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  Businesses trading both domestically and internationally have reported increased sales and thickening order books, with the latter in particular benefitting from recent currency fluctuations.  More companies are also

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Written on October 24, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

BCC Budget Submission, be bold, Chancellor, and ease business rates hardship

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on November 22, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is urging the government to take immediate action to halt the expected 3.9% increase in business rates valuations next year, as part of a bold Budget that seeks to boost the UK’s productivity. The UK’s leading business group, which represents almost 75,000 companies employing almost

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Written on October 23, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Paula’s pride at presidential role

Leeds Chamber President Paula Dillon has spoken of her pride at being asked to take on the top job. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with TheBusinessDesk.com, Paula says how she is looking forward to being an ambassador for the Leeds business community, and proud to be part of an all-female team (her vice-president is Shulmans partner and Head of Planning, Amanda

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Written on October 17, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, Media, Members news, News, Property, York

BCC comments on inflation figures

Commenting on the Consumer Price Index for September 2017, published today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Inflation rose for the second successive month, confirming that price growth remains on an upward trajectory. The rise in September mostly reflects increasing prices for food and recreational goods, along with transport costs,

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Written on October 17, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

Nominations open for Northern Powerhouse Export Awards

Nominations are now open for the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with HSBC. The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign seek to recognise the most entrepreneurial exporters from across the North of England. Businesses of all shapes and sizes are being encouraged to enter with a host of awards on offer – from

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Written on October 17, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Come and quiz senior Council team

Bradford Council’s big hitters are to speak to a joint Property Forum-Professionals’ Network audience in Bradford. Businesses have the opportunity to hear first-hand about plans for economic growth, regeneration and other issues likely to affect future prosperity across the District, aswell as being able to tell the local authority representatives about their issues. On Monday 6 November, 5-7pm, at the

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Written on October 13, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

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