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Election: Reaction


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

Coppergate bus lane proposed


Comments are being invited on plans for a bus lane on Coppergate in York city centre. Traffic restrictions have been in place on Coppergate since the 1960s, but enforced infrequently. The council’s Executive has approved the reintroduction of automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the restrictions. A draft Traffic Regulation Order provides details of the restrictions to be

Written on 15th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Retail, Transport

New faces on policy group


York & North Yorkshire’s main business support organisation has placed new blood on its main policy-making group. The area’s Chamber of Commerce elected two new business representatives onto its Leadership Group earlier this month.  Best Western’s Graham Usher, General Manager at the Monkbar Hotel, and Andrew Digwood, Partner with law firm Rollits, both joined the group at the Chamber’s annual

Written on 28th July 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Lobbying, Members' news, News

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey – UK economic growth softened further in Q1 2016


The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Quarterly Economic Survey – Britain’s largest and most authoritative private sector business survey, based on over 8,500 responses from firms in Q1 2016 – suggests that growth in the UK economy continued to soften in the first quarter, with most key survey indicators either static or decreasing. Several key indicators for the services sector

Written on 11th April 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Lobbying, News

Public protection review


The City of York Council Public Protection Service is under review.  They would welcome views and comments from businesses about its proposals to deliver certain functions and how we can make best use of resources including a variety of environmental health, trading standards, licensing and regulatory functions. Have your say in our Public Protection survey. Consultation closes 31st May 2016.

Written on 10th March 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News

Work together for maximum HS2 benefit, says Chamber

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Senior business leaders from York and the surrounding area came together recently to discuss HS2. The business lunch event, organised by York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, was chaired by Chamber President, Ed Everard, with Sir David Higgins, chair of HS2, as guest speaker. Sir David outlined the parliamentary process for the Bills for the scheme to receive Royal Assent but emphasised

Written on 24th February 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News

Chamber responds to Central scheme proposal

York Central

York Chamber has responded to the consultation on plans to develop the land around the city’s railway station. Known as ‘York Central’, the site was designated an enterprise zone last year and the local authority has recently been seeking views on creating a mixed used scheme of housing, office, leisure and retail.  Views of Chamber members were gathered via the

Written on 23rd February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in construction, Current Issues, infrastructure, Lobbying, News, property

Spending Review: Chamber Reaction


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

York MPs quizzed over lunch

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Businesses in York and North Yorkshire heard from two of the area’s local MPs recently, for the first time since the General Election. Rachael Maskell and Julian Sturdy, parliamentary representatives for York Central and York Outer respectively, spoke to 80 businesses at The Grand, and stayed on to field several questions and make new contacts afterwards. The two MPs agreed

Written on 15th October 2015Mike Cartwright. Published in Lobbying, News