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Cabinet: Improvements to A19 junction

Following a consultation, City of York Council is taking a further report to a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 20 January to progress plans to improve one of York’s busiest road interchanges. The proposed changes to the A19/A64 junction will form the first phase in the A19 Pinch Point Scheme, which York received approximately £2million for from the government’s Department for

Written on 13th January 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News

Fall in the deficit, but rebalancing Britain’s economy requires bigger efforts

 The UK’s deficit on trades, goods and services was £2.0bn in October 2014, down from £2.8bn in September 2014 In October 2014 there was a deficit of £9.6bn on goods, and £7.6bn on services BCC’s Economic Forecastwas published today and downgraded export growth to a fall of 1.5% for 2014 Commenting on the trade figures published today by the ONS,

Written on 10th December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Lobbying

Chambers of Commerce throw their backing behind ambitious proposals

SIX Chambers of Commerce, representing more than 12,000 businesses, have told the Chancellor they are behind ambitious plans to empower industry across the North of England. The business membership organizations have written to George Osborne, welcoming the One North plan put forward by five local authorities earlier this year. The letter has been signed by the Chief Executives of the

Written on 3rd December 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, News

BCC reaction to Scottish Referendum result

Commenting on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of commerce (BCC) said: “The people of Scotland have spoken. Their historic decision to remain part of the United Kingdom will be a relief to many businesspeople and a disappointment to others, but it was

Written on 19th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Lobbying, News

York Potash: Harbour consultation launched

York Potash is now carrying out statutory consultation on its proposed harbour facilities which would be located at the Bran Sands site, Wilton on Teesside. The development would provide an essential export facility that could enable the wider York Potash Project to deliver a major investment to the region, creating over 1,000 direct jobs at full production and many more

Written on 12th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying, Members' news, News

BCC: Premature interest rate rises could put UK recovery at risk

Commenting on today’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) interest rate decision, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said: “The MPC made the right decision to keep interest rates and quantitative easing on hold. The UK’s economic recovery remains on track but is still facing challenges and this is not the time to put it at risk

Written on 7th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Lobbying, News

One North: Creating a Northern Powerhouse

On Tuesday the Chamber attended the launch of a new £15bn transport plan developed by a coalition of Northern Cities including Leeds. The plan “One North: A Proposition for an interconnected North” has been formulated in response to the challenge set out by Sir David Higgins in his original report HS2 Plus.  If adopted the 15-year investment plan, which complements

Written on 6th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Lobbying