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Business Rate relief welcomed as Chancellor insists Government is listening

The decision by Chancellor Philip Hammond to grant a reprieve on controversial business rates as part of a string of tax changes has been given a near unanimous welcome from business leaders in a move which is set to save companies as much as £2.3bn.

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Treasury to try again to sell off £15bn in RBS shares

The Government is dusting off plans to re-privatise taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland with the aim of selling £15bn of its shares.

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Paul Smith, CEO of Morses Club, said the group is well placed to grow amid the uncertainty caused by the EU referendum,

Morses Club unveils ambitious plan to target new customers

Lender Morses Club has unveiled ambitious plans to attract new customers currently underserved by mainstream lenders.

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David Duffy the CEO for Yorkshire Bank, pictured their offices at Briggate, Leeds..14th December 2015 Picture by Simon Hulme

UPDATED: Yorkshire Bank delivers profit surge boosted by SME lending

Yorkshire Bank owners CYBG delivered a near-250 per cent surge in annual profits, and pledged to broaden the capability which it offers its SME base.

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The Government promised money earmarked for the doomed trolleybus scheme could be used on other measures.

‘Time for Leeds to revist tram system’ - Leeds business leader claims

Leeds should revisit once again plans for a mass transit service linking the city centre with the South Bank, a top business leader has claimed.

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Paula Dillon, President of Leeds Chamber Commerce.

New Chamber of Commerce boss Dillon calls for far more women in STEM jobs

A dramatic increase in the number of females entering STEM positions, improvements to Leeds railway station and a massive increase in apprenticeships are the top priorities for the new president of Leeds Chamber of Commerce.

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Bonmarche customers have welcomed the retailer's new ranges

Bonmarché profits on the rise following online sales surge

Revnues at fashion retailer Bonmarché grew by five per cent in the first half of the year driven by a rise in online sales.

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23 Sept 2014....Ian Filby CEO of yorkshire based sofa manufacturer DFS at the company's factory at Adwick-le-Street,Doncaster. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1005/17a

DFS bid to acquire Sofology cleared by regulators

Doncaster-based DFS’s £25m bid to acquire the Sofology Group has been cleared by the regulators.

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ASDA

Asda reports second successive quarter of growth

The boss of Asda’s parent company conceded it has “more work to do” after posting a second successive rise in quarterly sales.

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Looking to the future - AMRC researchers are bringing digital and manufacturing together and investing.

Lack of skilled workers causing Yorkshire manufacturers to hold off investing

A lack of skilled tech workers is leading Yorkshire manufacturers to put off necessary investment in tech costing the UK economy billions as a result, research has shown.

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Regions ‘less likely to feel Brexit impact on investment’ - legal boss

Regions ‘less likely to feel Brexit impact on investment’ - legal boss

The impact on foreign investment into the UK following Brexit is likely to be more acute in London than the rest of the country, the chief operating officer of one the country’s top law firms has said.

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Rosemary Shrager.

Shrager to be presented with the lifetime award at Variety event

Yorkshire Television chef Rosemary Shrager will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Yorkshire Business Awards Lunch, it has been announced.

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Fintech sector needs a meaningful investment fund says challenger bank boss

Fintech sector needs a meaningful investment fund says challenger bank boss

The boss of an up-and-coming challenger bank has said that the sector is someway off from having the firepower to sufficiently challenge the mainstream banking sector and called for the establishment of a meaningful investment fund to support fintech start-ups.

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Stuart Green, chief executive of Sheffield software firm Zoo Digital

Zoo Digital in pledge to create more jobs despite loss

SOFTWARE business Zoo Digital said it expects to increase its headcount in the coming months despite posting a $173,000 loss.

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Andy Clarke former Asda CEO

Former Asda chief executive Clarke takes on new role

Former Asda chief executive Andy Clarke has taken up a new job as chairman of a food search engine.

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A typical Taylor Wimpey Lavenham home, available at Whitfield Green.

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey shrugs off market slowdown

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has cheered a high demand for new housing and said it was on track to hit annual targets as it shrugged off industry concerns over a market slowdown.

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Three new partners appointed at KPMG

Three new partners appointed at KPMG

Professional services giant KPMG has appointed three new partners amid its latest round of promotions.

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals' proposed Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Research and Innovation Centre at the Olympic Legacy Park.

South Yorks health centres to create thousands of jobs

Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park has unveiled plans to create thousands of job with two new healthcare research and innovation centres on its site.

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Heathrow airport

Yorkshire sites in the running to be named Heathrow Logistics Hub

Eleven sites across Yorkshire are in the running to become one of Heathrow’s Logistics Hubs, set to be created to support its new runway.

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