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Business Fraud – Be Aware!

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Several recent high value frauds have targeted businesses in Leeds. Goods have been purchased from a number of different companies by an unknown male with an Asian accent using a non-Asian sounding name ordering via telephone. These goods are paid for using a MasterCard. This card is authorised for use by the bank and the goods have been collected by

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Written on July 21, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Leeds, Legal, News, York

Low Pay Consultation response

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In its response to the Low Pay Commission Consultation, the British Chambers of Commerce calls for a cautious approach to setting the National Living Wage (NLW) but one which will help low-paid workers deal with the consequences of inflation without pricing people out of jobs. BCC has recommended an increase of 2.7% in the National Living Wage to compensate for the

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Written on July 19, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

New President for Bradford Chamber of Commerce

Nick Garthwaite takes the helm at Bradford Chamber

Bradford’s business community has a new leader. Nick Garthwaite is the new president of Bradford Chamber of Commerce.  Nick, the managing director of Christeyns, was unanimously elected at the Chamber’s annual meeting today (Tuesday 18 July).   He succeeds Andy Caton, who has held the post for the last two years. Nick has already been involved with the Chamber’s policy development

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Written on July 18, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News, Uncategorized, York

‘No deal’ not a Brexit option, says survey

'No Deal' not a Brexit option, says survey

One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published survey results from 2,400 companies, showing that, while businesses have a range of views on their preferred objectives for the UK in Brexit negotiations, there is almost no support to conclude UK-EU talks without a trade deal. Asked to consider which option came closest to

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Written on July 10, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Urban Living – Where Is It Going?

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The last ten years or so has seen the proliferation of residential conversions in Bradford and the District’s town centres.  Not all of them have been successful.  And yet…there is the potential to meet some of Bradford’s housing shortage, assist local businesses operating in this sector, and boost local economic growth. So, where has it been successful?  Where has it

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Written on June 30, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Construction, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Property, York

Pragmatism called for in Brexit negotiations

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The British Chambers of Commerce has requested from government that business and economic issues feature prominently in Brexit negotiations. Adam Marshall, Director General, said: “As Brexit talks commence, UK firms want practical economic issues to be at the heart of the negotiations. Business wants an atmosphere of pragmatism, civility and mutual respect to characterise this complex process. “Over the coming

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Written on June 29, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Pledge to catch the bus this clean air day

Clean Air Day - one double decker can take 75 cars off the road

Buses are key to tackling congestion and reducing emissions: a fully-loaded double decker bus can take 75 cars off the road Yorkshire bus operators First West Yorkshire, Arriva Yorkshire and Transdev are aiming to clear the air across the White Rose County today (Thursday, 15 June 2017) by inviting motorists to promise to leave the car at home for the

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Written on June 15, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

BCC – Election result a source of further uncertainty for business

Commenting on the General Election, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The UK electorate has today accomplished the unlikely feat of piling more uncertainty on business communities already grappling with currency fluctuations, high up-front costs, and the Brexit process. “The formation of a stable administration that can give voters and businesses confidence around

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Written on June 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

BCC reaction to General Election result

Commenting on the General Election result, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “After two long years of elections, referenda and wider uncertainty, many businesses were doing their best to ignore the noise of politics – up until today. “The electorate’s split decision generates further uncertainty for business communities, who are already grappling with

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Written on June 9, 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, News

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