Cash commitment and further talks for future of district's markets

News of a cash commitment to bolster Knaresborough and Ripon markets has been welcomed by town councillors and Chamber of Trade.
Tim Ward channels his inner Bananarama

Corporate governance should be a box-ticking exercise

​I believe that corporate governance has become an industry in itself, with conferences and conventions gathering all the like-minded people who look at existing best practice and seek ever more ways of creating more best practice.

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EY's Transaction Support team for Yorkshire and the North East, led by Mark Allcroft (centre)

EY appoints new head for Yorkshire

EY has appointed a new head of Transaction Support for Yorkshire and the North East, underlining its commitment to ​doing more deals in the regions.​ ​

What can be done to stop the latest raft of bank branch closures?

YP Letters: Why our towns need to bank on the banks being there

From: Alec Denton, Guiseley.

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The dawn of a new era in financial markets

For anyone outside the world of financial services, the ushering in of Mifid II last week will have gone largely unnoticed. With an estimated 1.7 million paragraphs of new legislation, guidance and rules, this is a blessing.

Rural communities are being badly hit by bank closures.

The Yorkshire Post says: The last bank in town – the business and social case

who iS speaking up for rural Britain?

There are growing concerns about personal debt levels in the UK. (PA).

Is Britain in the grip of a personal debt crisis?

Unemployment has fallen and yet debt is rising, with more people asking for help. Chris Bond looks at what is causing the growing personal debt crisis in this country.

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Bosses at Lloyds Bank are under fire over branch closures.

YP Letters: Banking on a way to cure loneliness

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.


Leeds is the highest scoring city in the north of England for entrepreneurs

Leeds is one of the most attractive cities in the UK for entrepreneurs​, ​according to new research commissioned by wealth manager Kleinwort Hambros​.​​​ ​

Digital Exchange programme manager Muz Mumtaz

Yorkshire firms offered £1,000 broadband vouchers

Businesses in the Leeds City Region are being urged to apply for new vouchers worth £1,000 towards the costs of upgrading their broadband connection.

Eleanor Temple, chair of R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds

A small interest rate rise would hit many Yorkshire households

A​t least ​a quarter (28​ per cent​) of adults in Yorkshire ​who have mortgages, bank loans and car loans could find it difficult to​ ​repay their debt if interest rates rise by ​just ​one percentage point, according to a survey of over​ ​2,000 British adults by insolvency trade body R3 and ComRes.

Barclays Bank is the first UK bank to issue a green bond

Financing the global green revolution

​​As 2017 draws to a close it is worth recognising the shift in gear in implementing commitments to​ ​transition to a low carbon or ‘green’ economy and the UK’s leading role in this transformation.

RBS is under fire for its branch closure programme.

Caroline Flint: Small town Britain suffers as bank branch closures continue

LAST week, residents and businesses in two Doncaster market towns, Bawtry and Thorne, got that early Christmas present they never wanted. RBS let them know their local NatWest Branches would close in 2018.

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The Bradford-based group has blamed a combination of macro-economic factors

Safestyle shares tumble amid weak demand

Shares in double glazing firm Safestyle UK slumped 17 per cent after the group said demand has weakened further and it expects market conditions to continue to be very challenging in 2018.

British Gas customer service is in the spotlight.

YP Letters: Fears of being left out in cold by gas engineers

From: Sandra Morris, Highmoor Close, Moortown, Leeds.

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

Six of the best PR lessons for 2017

As the year draws to a close it’s a good time to look back on 2017 and, for anyone with an interest in communications, this year has given us some salutary lessons to learn. Here are six of the best:

Dean Turner UK economist at UBS Wealth Management

Brexit breakthrough should partially lift cloud of uncertainty, says economist

THERESA May’s breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations should partially lift a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the UK, according to a leading economist.

Two-thirds of UK businesses, or 4.6 million companies, are family owned. They generate more than a quarter of the UKs gross domestic product and pay roughly 125 billion in tax

Family firms urged to get legal advice

Two-thirds of the UK’s businesses are family run, so how do you stop life and relationships influencing profit and loss?

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DUP leader Arlene Foster addresses the media to effectively veto Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU.

Bill Carmichael: Thank heavens for DUP’s Brexit stance

THIS week I raised a large dram of Northern Ireland’s finest – an excellent 10-year-old Bushmills distilled in County Antrim, in case you are interested – and offered a heartfelt toast: “Thank heavens for the DUP.”

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