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Election: Reaction

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Commenting on the General Election outcome, the President of York & North Yorkshire Chamber said:  “I’d like to congratulate the MPs across North Yorkshire on their election victory and look forward to working with all to ensure that business and the economy remain priorities. As the dust settles on the formation of the next government I would particularly welcome commitment

Written on 12th June 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, media, News

Take the survey: Q2 2016

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Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 26th May 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News

Yorkshire food and leisure sectors bear the brunt of consumer gloom

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Yorkshire’s hotel, travel and leisure industries, along with the region’s food and drink producers, are suffering a marked increase in business distress as the relentless competition between the major supermarkets continues and consumers remain cautious about spending on leisure, the latest figures from leading independent insolvency firm Begbies Traynor reveal. According to Begbies Traynor’s Red Flag Alert research for Q1

Written on 15th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, manufacturing, Members' news, News

Views sought on bus subsidy changes

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City of York Council is seeking views from residents and commuters on a number of changes to council subsidised bus routes in York, following agreement to make £350k required savings at Budget Council in February. Members of the public will have the opportunity to give their views on the services proposed for withdrawal or alteration between Monday 11 April and

Written on 4th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News story1, Transport

Please take our survey to improve the economy

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Fieldwork is now underway for the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. We ask that you spare a few minutes to tell us about your current business conditions and help the Chamber’s lobbying activity. Please click here to complete the survey. The Chamber is regularly asked for data by MPs, Civil Servants and the Bank of England and by completing the QES

Written on 22nd February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News, News story1, Skills, Survey

New tourism campaign welcomed

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York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement, being made today, that a new national marketing campaign for York is to be launched. The announcement is being made today (20 Jan) by Visit York, at its annual conference at the Racecourse.  It will be welcomed by many businesses across the city affected by the recent floods.  The floods

Written on 20th January 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News, Retail

Central site to thrive as Enterprise Zone

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The York Central site has been designated an Enterprise Zone, and could add as much as 20% to the city’s economy. The decision was included in last week’s Spending Review following a bid by the Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership.  50% of business rates will be retained to invest Prospective businesses locating on York Central will get business rate

Written on 30th November 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Economy, News story 3

Spending Review: Chamber Reaction

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A summary of the highlights of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement can be found here.  Reaction from the Chamber President are below. An alternative document breaks the announcements down into categories here. York & North Yorkshire President Ed Everard said: “The announcements made need to be backed up with delivery mechanisms, of course, and that will rely on those OBR (Office for

Written on 26th November 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Economy, Lobbying, News story1

You can influence business policy

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Please take three minutes to complete the Chamber’s Quarterly Economic Survey. Take the survey here. Did you know that your answers to this survey in previous quarters have directly helped to influence local policy makers and support the provision of meaningful activity to support business, including: UTC Leeds, a new school focusing on engineering & manufacturing, opening September 2016 Introduction

Written on 9th November 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, News, News story 2, Skills