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Investors Use New Votes To Show Concern Over Boardroom Pay
Boardroom pay policies had median support of just 27% from fund manager survey respondents But 22 of 29 respondents still voted in support of bank bonuses at the legal maximum The TUC is today…
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Boardroom pay policies had median support of just 27% from fund manager survey respondents
But 22 of 29 respondents still voted in support of bank bonuses at the legal maximum

The TUC is…
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Naming And Shaming Of Minimum Wage Cheats Must Continue, Says TUC

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
Commenting on today's (Friday) government publication of a list "naming and shaming" 92 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, TUC General Secretary Frances…

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Fri 5th Feb, 2016 | 4:07pm

Minerals Critical To The UK Economy


A new report shows how critical the UK mineral extraction industry, particularly the non-energy sector, is to the economy.

Prepared by Mineral Products Association Ltd. (MPA) on behalf of the CBI…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 10:31am

Another Record Breaking Year For Self Assessment


HM Revenue and Customs has revealed that 10.39 million Self Assessment tax returns were completed ahead of the 31 January deadline; that's more than 92% of the total returns expected, and 150,000…

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Mon 1st Feb, 2016 | 3:55pm

CBI Labour Market Update January 2016


Today's data revealed a strong rise in the number of people in work as well as a fall in unemployment, demonstrating that the labour market continues to be a bright spot for the UK economy.

The…

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Wed 20th Jan, 2016 | 5:45pm

Matt Dale, Co-director, G3 Remarketing
How long have you lived in this fine county?

All my 39 years - I'm a born and bred Yorkshire man.
In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing business in Yorkshire?

The honesty of our customers. Nowhere else in the UK can you speak frankly about your business and receive an equally honest summary of others. I find it really refreshing.
more...Wed 13th Jan, 2016 | 8:17pm

CBI Comments On Chancellor's 2016 Economy Speech


Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:

"Despite a resilient UK economy and buoyant business confidence, the Chancellor is right to highlight that there is no room for complacency in 2016.…

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Sat 9th Jan, 2016 | 12:03pm

Tens Of Thousands Ring In The New Year By Submitting Tax Returns

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photo - Jonshuster
A record-breaking 24,546 people submitted their tax return online on New Year's Eve, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

These latest numbers represent a 2.8% rise on one year ago, while…

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Tue 5th Jan, 2016 | 11:44am

Lack Of Business Insurance Could Wipe Flood Towns Off The Map

photo - University of Salford
photo - University of Salford
Towns could be wiped off the map unless urgent measures are taken to ensure businesses in flood-hit areas are able to gain insurance.

Thousands of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are…

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Thu 31st Dec, 2015 | 8:17am

Awards Recognise Dedication, Expertise And Compassion Of Hospital Staff

Joint Winners Team of the Year Refractory Angina Service
Joint Winners Team of the Year Refractory Angina Service
The dedication, expertise and compassion of hospital staff has been celebrated at a special awards ceremony recently.

More than 40 awards were presented to staff of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS…

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Thu 24th Dec, 2015 | 5:00pm

Coal Authority To Take On Kellingley Subsidence Claims

photo - Chris Sampson
photo - Chris Sampson
The Coal Authority has today confirmed that it is preparing to take on coal mining subsidence claims related to mining at Kellingley Colliery.

The Authority already manages subsidence claims for…

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Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 10:19pm

New National Minimum Wage Offenders Named And Shamed

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed, Business Minister Nick Boles announced today (5 February 2016).

Between them, the…

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Fri 5th Feb, 2016 | 3:19pm

CBI Comments On EU Data Privacy Ruling


The CBI commented on the European Commission's announcement that it has reached a new Safe Harbour deal with the United States of America.

Tom Thackray, Acting CBI Competitive Markets Director,…

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Thu 4th Feb, 2016 | 10:23am

Shopping Sales Growth Steady But Expected To Slow Next Month


The survey of 126 companies showed that even though sales were considered to be well above average for the time of year, orders placed upon suppliers fell over the year at the fastest pace since…

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Thu 28th Jan, 2016 | 1:57pm

Goodbye Blue Monday, Hello Happy Monday!


Staff at Aire Valley's AKA PR, banished Blue Monday with a burst of colour!

Members of the 10-strong team, based at Skipton's High Corn Mill decided to turn Blue Monday, typically the third Monday…

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Mon 18th Jan, 2016 | 11:30am

Katie Mallinson
Could Young Talent Boost UK Digital Entrepreneurialism?
By Katie Mallinson
Features Writer
L-R:The Media Centre's Brent Woods, student Jack Hartley, Elder Studios' Chris Gillespie and student Rick Whalley
L-R:The Media Centre's Brent Woods, student Jack Hartley, Elder Studios' Chris Gillespie and student Rick Whalley
Two weeks, two students and £2,000 isn't enough to get a complex tech business off the ground. Is it?

Well two organisations in Huddersfield have set out to prove it is, as part of an…

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Mon 11th Jan, 2016 | 12:23pm

Record Year Prompts 0.5M Investment And Significant Job Creation

Joint director of G3, Matt Dale
Joint director of G3, Matt Dale
A local business is celebrating a record year by giving away 14 motor vehicles.

G3 Remarketing, based in Oulton, Leeds, is an online car auction specialist. Established in 2009, the company has…

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Fri 8th Jan, 2016 | 5:25pm

Don't Forget Your Tax Return In The Festive Season

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photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
Self-assessment deadline is 31 January
When returning to work after the festive season it is easy to forget that your self-assessment tax return deadline is less than month away. ACCA (the…

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Mon 4th Jan, 2016 | 3:58pm

Privatising Network Rail Could Put Passenger Safety At Risk, Warns New Report

Network Rail staff undertaking work - photo Dave Cresswell
Network Rail staff undertaking work - photo Dave Cresswell
The report - Staying On The Right Track by Dr John Stittle (Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Essex) - also warns of a "disastrous" return to the days of Railtrack if Network Rail…

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Thu 24th Dec, 2015 | 5:53pm

Making A Tax Return Before The New Year Could Be Beneficial To Thousands

photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
A special Self-Assessment tax return filing deadline available until 30th December is being overlooked, say London Chartered Accountancy firm, Blick Rothenberg.

Whilst it is well publicised that…

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Tue 22nd Dec, 2015 | 3:35pm

Dave Sunter, Business Development Manager, Stonebridge Offices
How long have you lived in this fine county?

40 years, so I know it well!
In your opinion, what is the best thing about doing business in Yorkshire?

Over the last few years there has been a real swell of businesses either setting up or expanding in the North of England, with Yorkshire becoming so much more of a focus - groups like BNI see businesses building on a strategic network and showing the rest of the country what we have to offer! The people are hardworking and loyal - you just can't beat that!
more...Mon 21st Dec, 2015 | 3:10pm