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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

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