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Poor mobile connectivity? Let us know

Businesses are being asked to provide details of where there is current poor mobile phone connectivity. The Chamber network across the UK is launching a campaign that will bring together business communities and those involved in delivering mobile networks to identify coverage challenges and work through solutions to improve poor mobile connectivity. ‘Not-spots’ and areas of partial ‘not-spots’ hamper businesses

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Written on March 20, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, IT & Telecoms, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Research backs NPR city station

Emerging research shows that a Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) station in Bradford city centre could boost the economy by up to £15bn by 2060, creating up to 15,000 jobs across the city region.  Two computer-generated images have been released (included here) that show how Bradford Interchange and the surrounding area could be transformed by investing in a city centre station

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Written on March 16, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Transport, York

Devolution case gathers momentum

A strong proposal to Government to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal by May 2020 has been submitted by the majority of Yorkshire’s local authorities.  Eighteen of the 20 councils in the region are now signed up to this idea – only Rotherham and Sheffield are not on board with the scheme. The submission follows the request for such a

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Written on March 7, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Bradford Strategy launch sees Chamber out in force

Representatives of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce have helped celebrate the launch of Bradford’s new economic strategy. A formal event saw business representatives from many sectors, plus partners such as key education institutions, hear from senior Council personnel, while a panel of business people espoused the merits of living and working in the District. The new document was

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Written on March 7, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Chamber network reacts to government immigration statement

Commenting on the Home Office’s statement on UK immigration policy during the planned transition period following the UK’s exit from the European Union, Adam Marshall  of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The BCC has long campaigned for an immigration system that supports the economy, so the UK government’s unilateral offer of rights for EU nationals during the transition

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Written on February 28, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Chamber News, EU, Lobbying, News, Skills

Economic Survey Appeal

Businesses in West & North Yorkshire are being asked to complete the region’s latest economic survey. The findings of the Chamber of Commerce survey are used to help inform policy-making with bodies like the Bank of England.  The results are also conveyed to MPs, councillors and senior council officers. The survey tracks economic trends in areas such as confidence, labour

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Written on February 19, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, News, York

Chamber in Brexit talks with government officials

Chamber of Commerce members have received an update from officials from the Department for International Trade on the work going on behind the scenes to process Brexit. Officials met with two dozen businesses from West & North Yorkshire recently (January 2018), and heard about their hopes and fears, aswell as opportunities and challenges. The civil servants were keen to reassure

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Written on February 14, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, York

Help bring NPR to Bradford

The campaign to bring a new rail line and station to the heart of Bradford continues this month, with a Transport for the North consultation event.  Business people and others are encouraged to attend the event – a ‘drop-in’ from 4-7pm on Wed 21 February, at Bradford College Advanced Technology Centre, on Randall Well Street. The event is part of

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Written on February 13, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, News

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