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Quarterly Economy Survey – Appeal to Complete

Please add your views to the latest quarterly economic survey to support relevant fact-finding about the local economy and connected businesses working here. The QES can be completed in just two minutes, but provides important data that is useful for many policy-makers and other influencers, locally and nationally. Please complete the survey here. (before Wed 17 Sept)  THIS SURVEY IS

Written on 11th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, News, Survey

Quarterly Economy Survey – Appeal to Complete

Please add your views to the latest quarterly economic survey to support relevant fact-finding about the local economy and connected businesses working here. The QES can be completed in just two minutes, but provides important data that is useful for many policy-makers and other influencers, locally and nationally. Please complete the survey here. (before Wed 17 Sept)  THIS SURVEY IS

Written on 11th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, News, Survey

Sector reps sought for Local Affairs Committee

Bradford Chamber is looking to recruit new members to one of its key policy-making groups. The Local Affairs Committee considers proposals and plans from a Bradford or regional perspective that are likely to affect Bradford businesses, making recommendations on possible courses of action to the main group, Chamber Council.  These initiatives often come from the local authority, but the group

Written on 9th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Lobbying, News

Consultation on development plans

Bradford Council (via DTZ) is seeking views on viability for the District’s development plans. While this consultation is probably quite specific to the property- and construction-based sector, it is still a key piece of work for Bradford’s future prospects and economic success. Bradford’s Core Strategy and likelihood of creating a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is at the centre of this

Written on 9th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Employment, Environment, News

Business Manifesto warns politicians ahead of election

The British Chambers of Commerce has published its ‘Business Manifesto’ in advance of next year’s General Election. The manifesto highlights what the next government needs to focus on to get the backing of businesses across the country, including those in Bradford.  The document underlines seven themes it says can help Britain to become a “more confident, more enterprising and more

Written on 9th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Economy, Lobbying, News

BCC’s UK Monthly Economic Review for September

This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC’s own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast. This month’s headlines: BCC upgrades its UK economic growth forecast for 2014 to 3.2%.

Written on 4th September 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

BCC Economic Forecast: 2014 growth to reach seven year high with slowdown to follow

BCC upgrades 2014 GDP growth forecast from 3.1% to 3.2% – the highest growth rate since 2007 Growth forecast for 2015 upgraded from 2.7% to 2.8%, but remains unchanged for 2016 at 2.5% First increase in official interest rates to 0.75% expected in Q1 2015 GDP growth will continue at a strong pace of 0.8% in Q3 2014 Exports of

Written on 28th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News

More than two thirds of exporters believe turnover will improve in 12 months

Results published from British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and DHL report: 70% of UK exporters believe their turnover will increase in the next 12 months – 10% more than in Q2 2013 Exporting activity in Q2 2014 reaches highest level on record according to the Trade Confidence Index John Longworth, BCC Director General: “We must create an environment that makes

Written on 21st August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, Manufacturing, News

First tenants secured for new Baildon Business Park

Work has commenced on the new £15m Baildon Business Park. Three units are are expected to be complete early next year, allowing a 28,000 sq ft facility for precision-engineering firm Produmax, a 15,000 sq ft unit for surgical equipment manufacturer Anetic Aid, and a speculative 14,000 sq ft unit.  A new road is to be included for the development. Produmax

Written on 19th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Economy, Employment, News

BCC: Fall in inflation strengthens case for low interest rates

Annual CPI inflation in July 2014 was 1.6%, down from 1.9% in June The largest contribution to the fall in inflation was clothing prices The largest offsetting factor came from transport Goods price inflation in July 2014 was 0.8%, while services inflation was 2.5% Commenting on the CPI inflation figures for July 2014, published today by the ONS, David Kern,

Written on 19th August 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in BCC, Economy, News