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Investment fund is much needed, but not transformative, says academic

THE CHANCELLOR has provided a boost for a fund which he believes will raise Britain’s productivity.

Business
Mike Cherry of the FSB

Chancellor announces increase in national living wage

THE CHANCELLOR has revealed that the national living wage will rise next year, which he said was part of the Government’s philosophy of making work pay.

Business
The Mayor of the Tees Valley Ben Houchen Picture: FRANK REID

‘Historic’ Budget windfall will lead to jobs in Redcar, says mayor

THE GOVERNMENT is helping the South Tees Development Corporation to take ownership of the SSI Redcar steelworks site.

News
Leeds-based Phoenix Dance is heading to China

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance to promote Yorkshire as a cultural powerhouse in China

ONE of the region’s leading dance companies plans to promote Yorkshire as an economic and cultural powerhouse when it tours China next year.

Markets
Phoenix Dance is heading to China

Leeds-based Phoenix Dance to promote Yorkshire as a cultural powerhouse in China

ONE of the region’s leading dance companies plans to promote Yorkshire as an economic and cultural powerhouse when it tours China next year.

Business
Library image from January 2016 of  Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with Adrian Gill, Area Flood Risk manager for the Environment Agency during a visit to Mytholmroyd following the floods over Christmas 2015. Picture Tony Johnson

Yorkshire firms can protect their community from flooding

YORKSHIRE firms have the chance to help protect their community from flooding.

Commercial Property
A library image from January 2016 of Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  with Adrian Gill, Area Flood Risk manager for the Environment Agency during a  visit to Mytholmroyd following the floods of December 2015. Picture Tony Johnson

Firms can secure work to protect West Yorkshire from floods

YORKSHIRE firms have the chance to help protect their community from flooding.

Commercial Property
Amir Hussain, COE of YEME architects in Bradford

Bradford architect plans to establish London base

AN architecture firm which has played a significant role in regenerating deprived parts of Yorkshire plans to establish a London office next year.

Commercial Property
Nicky Chance-Thompson.Picture by Simon Hulme

Halifax’s Piece Hall ranks among the world’s great attractions, says new CEO

Halifax’s Piece Hall is Yorkshire’s answer to the Eiffel Tower, according to Nicky-Chance Thompson. Deputy Business Editor Greg Wright reports.

Business
Ian Beaumont of KPMG

KPMG guide aims to help firms prosper overseas after Brexit

KPMG has launched a guide and online export assessment tool for businesses hoping to boost sales in overseas markets, as the UK prepares for Brexit.

Markets
Victoria Price, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Lead Partner in the North,

Fast-growing firms need new routes to funding, says EY report

THE owners of many fast growing businesses are looking overseas for growth capital after struggling to find suitable UK-based investors, according to a new report.

Business
Philip Meeson of Jet2.com

Owner of Jet2.com remains confident in face of Brexit uncertainty

DART Group, the owner of leisure airline Jet2.com, said it had enjoyed a strong summer and remained confident about the strength of its travel business despite uncertainties surrounding Brexit.

Transport
Taxpayers have a right to know how Brexit could affect Yorkshire, says Greg Wright

Greg Wright: We have a right to know how Brexit could affect Yorkshire

AS Sherlock Holmes observed, it is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.

Opinion
Neil Bentley of WorldSkills UK Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages

Young women still have to fight for independence, says survey

YOUNG women who are demanding the right to a rewarding career could face opposition from a surprising number of young men who want them to stay at home, according to new research.

Business
Talk Talk's CEO Tristia Harrison Picture: David Harrison.

Shares in TalkTalk fall as it focuses on customer growth

SHARES in TalkTalk have slumped after the telecoms group dived to a half-year loss as it took a hit from efforts to secure more customers.

Business
Martin Jenkins

Leading dealmaker Martin Jenkins joins Zenith

One of the North of England’s best known dealmakers is taking on a senior role at a Yorkshire-based independent leasing, vehicle outsourcing and fleet management provider.

Business
In a trading update for the City, Polypipe said it had achieved strong organic growth.  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Polypipe well placed to meet targets

MANUFACTURING firm Polypipe said it was delivering strong organic growth and is well placed to meet management expectations.

Business
Aviva has 33 million customers across 16 markets

UPDATED: Insurance giant swoops for rival

Insurance giant Aviva has swooped for Irish rival Friends First in a £116 million deal that would make it one of Ireland’s largest insurers.

Business
The City of London skyline.  Shares in Vodafone have surged in value this morning. Photo Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Vodafone’s shares surge as it reports ‘good commercial momentum’

Shares in Vodafone have surged after the telecoms giant swung to a half-year profit and upped its growth outlook despite pressures in its India business.

Business
Fraser McKevitt of Kantar Worldpanel

Grocery prices are rising at fastest rate in four years, says Kantar

GROCERY prices are rising at their fastest rate in four years, according to new industry data.

Retail
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