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Practical help improving business-education links

Lobbying and campaigning

A booklet has been produced to help businesses and young people in Bradford come closer together and understand each others’ needs in relation to work. As well as championing how and why the nurturing of better business-education links is important, the booklet also gives plenty of examples of activities and programmes by which this can happen. The booklet (known as

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Written on January 4, 2018Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, Bradford, Business support, Education, Lobbying, News, Skills

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

EU nationals right to remain: Chancellor comments

Following the first meeting of the EU Exit Business Advisory Group last month, the British Chambers of Commerce wrote to the Chancellor regarding the immigration status of EU citizens living and working in the UK. Since the referendum, we have called on government to give an unconditional guarantee to all EU citizens in the UK. Some businesses are losing key

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Written on October 11, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, EU, Leeds, Legal, Lobbying, News, Skills, York

Survey: Employment costs damage prospects

Three-quarters of businesses have seen their costs increase this year through changes in employment legislation, according to a new survey. West & North Yorkshire Chamber contributes to the annual workforce survey of the British Chambers of Commerce.  Findings reveal that pensions auto-enrolment, the National Living Wage (NLW) and the Apprenticeship Levy have increased the cost base of businesses, and could

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Written on August 25, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in apprenticeships, BCC, Bradford, Business support, Chamber News, Economy, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Skills, York

Bradford South MP conducts business survey

JudithCummins

Bradford South MP Judith Cummins is seeking the views of businesses in her constituency. The Chamber works with all the major political parties on behalf of our members and, as such, is encouraging participation from businesses in the following wards and/or postcodes: Great Horton, Queensbury, Royds, Tong, Wibsey, and Wyke – roughly (but not exactly) equating with BD4, 6, 7,

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Written on August 1, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Business support, Education, EU, Export, Finance, Infrastructure, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Skills, Transport

Election Blog 3: Give businesses certainty on Brexit

The UK’s decision last June to leave the European Union has enormous consequences for all of us – for businesses this means leaving an institution that has been the cornerstone of our trading relationship with the European continent for over 40 years. Whilst business communities across the UK have shown a remarkable resilience to grow, invest, trade and recruit since

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Written on May 31, 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in BCC, Bradford, Chamber News, Economy, EU, Export, Leeds, Lobbying, Media, News, Skills, York

WorkFit Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Conference

The conference will illustrate how WorkFit supports adults with Down’s syndrome into the world of work and is a chance to meet various stakeholders from the world of supported employment. Workfit will hear from successful employees and their employers, get an update from DWP and enjoy some inspiring success stories.  It promises to be an inspiring and rewarding event where we

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Written on January 10, 2017Iain. Published in Skills

Autumn Statement – Joint Response from GM and WNY Chambers

Chamber submission to Chancellor Philip Hammond   Two of the largest Chambers of Commerce in the north of England have come together to prepare a submission in advance of the 2016 Autumn statement. Greater Manchester and West & North Yorkshire Chambers have been increasingly working more closely on issues which effect businesses across the M62 corridor and beyond.  Infrastructure and

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Written on October 13, 2016Mark Goldstone. Published in Bradford, Business support, Economy, Education, EU, Export, Infrastructure, Leeds, Lobbying, Manufacturing, News, Property, Skills, Transport, Uncategorized, York

Businesses may be forced to publish foreign worker numbers

Companies could be forced to publish the number of foreign workers that they employ, as part of proposals outlined by Amber Rudd in her Conservative Party conference speech. Unveiling a new net migration target of “tens of thousands, not the hundreds of thousands”, the home secretary said the Government would look to tighten the test companies have to take before

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Written on October 5, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, EU, Leeds, News, Skills, York

Uni intern helps with Chamber policy work

Uni intern Dan Turner outside Leeds offices

A Leeds University student has been helping the local Chamber of Commerce with its research programme following a change in the way that work placements are organised. West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce recently took on Dan Turner for a month so that the second-year economics under-graduate could develop new skills prior to entering the world of work. He

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Written on August 8, 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford, Chamber News, Education, Leeds, Lobbying, News, Skills, York

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