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17th March 2020
The West & North Yorkshire Chamber can ensure you are kept up-to-date with government initiatives, lobby on your behalf with key decision makers and represent you in various local, sub-regional or regional bodies so your views aren’t ignored.
Leeds City Council has set a corporate objective of being the “best city” in the UK by 2030. The city has experienced significant growth over the last twenty five years, and has positioned itself as one of the key economic centres in the north of England.
The right housing development in the right places, with the right supporting infrastructure, brought forward to meet the needs of existing and future communities, will not only be a catalyst for neighbourhood prosperity but is so fundamental to realising the ambitions for city-wide economic growth as set out within the Council’s Inclusive Growth Strategy.
Bradford’s economic growth strategy makes reference to the bringing forward of employment land and office accommodation to support new and existing business growth.
Members set the agenda, drive policy formation and assist representation activity through local Leadership Groups in Bradford, Leeds and York & North Yorkshire.
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, along with our national network through the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), is focused on the practicalities of Brexit for business.
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce is affiliated to the British Chambers of Commerce.
This relationship underpins and extends our lobbying activity, making sure we are the voice of business in the corridors of power.
The Government’s intention to re-balance the nation’s economy through policy initiatives includes its ‘Northern Powerhouse’ idea; but what is it?
Transport connectivity and the ability to move goods and people in, around and across our region is regularly cited by members as something which must be improved. Here you will find information on the latest Chamber policy activity.
Access to a talented workforce is often cited by Chamber members as a barrier to growth. In this section we include links to current activity and issues of relevance to business.
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.
HS2 is proposed to be built in two phases, with the Parliamentary Bill for phase 1 from London to Birmingham currently passing through the House of Lords.
Phase two will see HS2 travel onwards from Birmingham to Manchester and Leeds, arriving in approximately 2033.