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Bradford & Bingley assets to be sold off

​Bradford & Bingley assets ​worth​​ £5.3bn​ are to be sold to ​​an investor group led by Barclays Bank, enabling full repayment of the ​taxpayer-funded ​loan​.​

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Halifax growth boosts Lloyds results

Halifax growth boosts Lloyds results

Lloyds Banking Group ​pointed to a resilient UK economy as ​it announced a £2bn pre-tax profit for the first three months of 2018, boosted by strong growth at the Halifax.

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Safestyle said that the new entrant is now disrupting its business

Safestyle hit by new sector player

Shares in double glazing firm ​Safestyle ​UK ​​plunged 26 per cent after the firm warned that trading conditions have deteriorated, ​part​ly because of the actions of a very aggressive new entrant​, namely SafeGlaze, which is also based in Bradford.

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Nikhil Rathi, CEO, London Stock Exchange

The UK capital continues to flourish as an international financial centre

Last week, the leaders of 53 independent member countries of the Commonwealth met in London​ ​to address key global challenges and work together for a more prosperous, secure, sustainable and​ ​fair future of its 2.4 billion citizens.

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Richard Miller, head of justice at the Law Society

Economies take a hit when court buildings close

THE ECONOMIES of towns, cities and their rural surroundings feel the knock-on economic effects of court closures for many years, MPs and business leaders have warned.

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Penny Mordaunt is the International Development Secretary.

Penny Mordaunt: Foreign aid is at heart of Britain’s role in the world

WHY do thirteen million Brits volunteer every month to help others?

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Dozens of Leeds shops, and jobs, have been saved

Thousands of jobs saved in £7.25m takeover of Bargain Booze drinks chain in Leeds

Around 2,300 jobs have been saved after drinks chain Bargain Booze was rescued from administration in a multi-million pound deal.

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Tim Ward, Chief Executive of the QCA

Corporate Governance is not an option

​​Corporate governance is the system by which companies are directed and controlled.

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Who is liable when ATMs issue fraudulent bank notes?

YP Letters: I lose out because of forged £20 note from ATM machine

From: John R Mollett, Ruthven View, Leeds.

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29 March 2018.... One Year to Brexit conference held at AMRC in Sheffield.Greg Wright with speakers (from left) Tom Goodwin, Dean Turner,Philip Webb and Jill Thomas. Picture Scott Merrylees

‘Yorkshire firms must keep investing and innovating as they prepare for Brexit’

YORKSHIRE firms must keep investing, innovating and rewarding skilled staff to ensure they are well-placed to face the challenges and opportunities of Brexit, a major business event was told.

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ELITE is an example of the groups commitment to championing dynamic fintechs

Fintech helping finance to be accessible to all

The power of fintech is transforming our daily lives. Simply put, it is the application of new​ ​technologies to the world of finance.

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Richard Lim, chief executive of Retail Economics

£8bn could be added to the cost of goods if no Brexit deal

Almost £8bn could be added to the cost of retail goods if the UK fails to agree on a deal with the EU, according to new research from Retail Economics and Squire Patton Boggs.

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Does British Gas provide good customer service? (PA).

YP Letters: Irked by the gasman who never cometh

From: Rev Neil McNicholas, St Mary’s House, Yarm

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Are you eligible for council tax discounts or exemptions?

For thousands of people, the stress and strain of paying your monthly bills can be seriously worrying.

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16 March 2018 .......      The Yorkshire Post and Ward Hadaway  Yorkshire Fastest 50 awards 2018 held at Aspire in Leeds presented by John Murray, Keir Starmer, Greg Wright and Philip Jordan of Ward Hadaway. Picture Tony Johnson.

‘UK manufacturers do not want a Brexit deal that includes tariffs’

MOST British manufacturers do not want a Brexit deal that includes tariffs and “extra burdens”, according to Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary.

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16 March 2018 .......      The Yorkshire Post and Ward Hadaway  Yorkshire Fastest 50 awards 2018 held at Aspire in Leeds presented by John Murray, Keir Starmer, Greg Wright and Philip Jordan of Ward Hadaway. Picture Tony Johnson.

Customs union deal is best way to avoid hard border in Northern Ireland, says Sir Keir Starmer

SHADOW Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has claimed that remaining in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit is the best way of avoiding a hard border in Northern Ireland.

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Jonathan Davidson said it would take action against firms whose businesses were based on people being unable to clear their debts.

Credit lending levels 'close to 2008 peak', regulator says

A financial regulator boss has warned that credit lending levels are close to a peak seen in 2008 as worrying numbers of householders may be “in too deep” with their borrowing.

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The Harrogate Chamber of Trade has said the shift from retail was predicted

Changes in retail are part of “evolution”, says Harrogate Chamber of Trade

Despite recent blows in the world of retail, the Harrogate Chamber of Commerce says the town will be more resilient than most as high streets across the UK evolve.

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Tour de Yorkshire. The men's race passes All Saints Church in Sherburn-in-Elmet. Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Rise of "Brand Yorkshire" boosts the region

​​The Tour de Yorkshire is only a couple months away. The rainbow of jerseys that will stream through our county is a vivid reminder of the incredible strides that Yorkshire has taken to build its international profile in recent years. For our regional business community, the rise of ​"B​rand Yorkshire​"​ has played its part in creating a thriving hub of cross-border deal activity.

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The Buzzard oil field in the North Sea   Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Conal Gregory: Prepare for a white knuckle ride in world of commodity markets

One of the key ways to invest in the infrastructure of global economies is through commodities. They are the building blocks of an industrial society and should form part of any balanced portfolio.

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