Leeds Skills Strategy response

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Leeds City Council has published draft proposals for the city’s talent and skills strategy; the report can be found here. This is a key area of policy for the Chamber and Leeds Chamber’s Leadership Group has reviewed and responded on behalf of the wider membership. A copy of the response is available here Chamber Head of Policy, Mark Goldstone, said

Written on 16th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, News, Skills

Housing consultation response

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Leeds Chamber of Commerce has responded to a recent government consultation on housing. The response to the consultation paper, ‘Planning for the Right Homes in the Right Places’, can be found here.

Written on 16th November 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Chamber News, Construction, News, Policy & lobbying, Property

LeedsBID Sweatworking event

In collaboration with TRIB3, LeedsBID is offering employees of levy paying businesses the chance to experience a more active approach to networking in the form of Sweatworking. Sweatworking involves a 45 minute, high-intensity interval fitness class followed by the opportunity to network with other business professionals over nutrient-packed post-workout refreshments. Attendees will be able to build relationships with other businesses in the city, whilst

Written on 14th November 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Leeds bus users invited to feedback on new vehicles

First Leeds is inviting customers to feedback on proposals for new vehicles coming into the city over the next few year Key features that customers can feedback on include; new audio visual next stop announcements, seating and USB charging points Local bus operator, First Leeds, is holding customer consultation events over the next month to allow its customers to feedback

Written on 4th October 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in News

Stourton Park and Ride Public Engagement

With thanks to www.leeds.gov.uk he Department for Transport has expressed its support for £173.5m funding for a number of Leeds Transport Improvements. Leeds City Council (LCC) and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) are working together to introduce a new Park & Ride site in Stourton, including associated Bus Corridor Improvements, adjacent to Junction 7 of M621. This follows the

Written on 19th September 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised

Commissioning training

Voluntary Action Leeds, working with Leeds City Council and WYCAS are once again delivering workshops to support third sector organisations in Leeds access grants and contracts available through the commissioning process. Leeds City Council, CCG’s and other public sector purchasers of goods and services have moved from awarding only grants to more formal service level agreements and contracts.  This is

Written on 31st August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Culture talks: What does Leeds mean to me?

The Leeds 2023 bid to become European Capital City of Culture is gaining momentum and needs all of the business community to come together to support it. Squire Patton Boggs is inviting businesses to their culture talks, for more information you can view the flyer here.

Written on 29th August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Surviving a visit from The Pensions Regulator (TPR)

Since October 2012, more than 600,000 employers have already addressed their auto-enrolment duties, however, around 500,000 employers in the UK still have this ahead of them. The TPR is there to support companies and ensure businesses are adhering to auto-enrolment regulations. They are currently running a nationwide campaign to ensure businesses are meeting their duties correctly.   With this is

Written on 23rd August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Leeds City College hosts biggest GCSE party

On GSCE results day, 24 August, Leeds City College is hosting the biggest GCSE party in the region to celebrate exam results. Open to anyone aged 14+, Party @ The Printworks will coincide with the official launch of the college’s final phase of the newly regenerated Printworks Campus on Hunslet Road. The party, taking place between 12 noon and 4pm,

Written on 18th August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members news, News

Arts funding set to bring city’s bright ideas to life

With thanks to Leeds City Council Imaginative arts organisations in Leeds will have the chance to bring more of their creative ideas to life through a dedicated funding scheme. The Leeds City Council-led arts@leeds project will officially launch this month, with the first in a series of events designed to give groups more information about how to apply for all-important

Written on 9th August 2017Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Uncategorised