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Brexit: swift talks on trade now urged

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has joined with national Chamber organisations from six countries bordering the North Sea, calling on the UK and the EU to swiftly move to talks on transition and the future trade relationship now that progress in the first phase of negotiations has been made. The landmark statement, from Chambers of Commerce representing businesses in

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Written on December 14, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Tender out on NPR study

Companies are being invited to bid to carry out a study on the additional demand that a Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) station in Bradford would generate. West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is inviting potential suppliers to bid for the £40-50,000 contract.  Bids need to be submitted by 15 December. Earlier this year, the Chamber joined the ‘Next Stop Bradford’ campaign

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Written on December 7, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport, York

Currency volatility adding pressures

A new Chamber of Commerce survey reveals that a majority of businesses expect the fall in sterling to increase their costs. The British Chambers of Commerce survey, which included members from West & North Yorkshire Chamber, found that 63% expect costs to increase in the next 12 months as a result of the sterling devaluation.  This includes a quarter (24%)

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Written on December 7, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

What our MPs are doing for business in Bradford

What more would you like to see our MPs do for businesses in Bradford? Three of the District’s MPs will spell out their hopes and aspirations and field questions from members at an upcoming Chamber event. Philip Davies, John Grogan and Naz Shah will be at a business lunch at the Midland Hotel on Friday 12 January.  What issues should

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Written on December 4, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, News

Northern Powerhouse Culture Week: 4-8 December

Today (Mon 4 Dec) sees the launch of a themed week for the Northern Powerhouse campaign.  The campaign will focus specifically on the cultural impact of the region. The campaign will showcase a variety of cultural activities, institutions and opportunities available to people in the North. Content will celebrate the breadth of cultural opportunities across the Northern Powerhouse, and the

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Written on December 4, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

EU citizens in the UK and future status

See below a message from the Cabinet Office regarding EU citizens living and working in the UK. The UK Government’s first priority in negotiations with the EU is to secure the status of EU citizens living in the UK, and UK nationals living in the EU. No EU citizen currently in the UK lawfully will have to leave at the point that we leave the EU. If you are

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Written on November 28, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, EU, Leeds, Legal, News, Skills, York

Devolution survey results released

Results from the West & North Yorkshire and Mid Yorkshire Chambers of Commerce’s latest survey show the majority of business owners are in favour of devolution. The survey of businesses said that 76% of them either agree or strongly agree that powers, responsibilities and resources should be devolved from Whitehall. Powers for greater control over infrastructure, business support, education &

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Written on November 28, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

“Manufacturing is alive and kicking”: Bradford President

Manufacturing is alive and kicking, says Chamber President Bradford’s manufacturing sector is alive and kicking – that was the key message from the city’s Chamber of Commerce last night (Thursday 24 Nov). Chamber President Nick Garthwaite, in a keynote address at the Chamber’s annual dinner, proclaimed the sector to be in a strong position to be able to help drive

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Written on November 24, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, Media, News

Budget Reaction

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“With confirmation that the economy looks set to slow over the coming year, the Chancellor found some wriggle room in his 2017 Budget.  More needs to be done to reduce the impact of business rates on investment and growth, but today’s announcement on pegging rises to CPI, rather than RPI, will lessen the impact on hard-pressed firms in our region.

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Written on November 22, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

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