Category Archives: Business

Vital funds to protect homes and businesses three years on from the Boxing Day floods, when more than 3,000 properties were flooded in the Calder Valley, costing an estimated £150 million of damage  The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and West Yorkshire Combined Authority have agreed for £1.3 million funds to help protect over… read more … about Communities and businesses in the Colne and Calder Valleys to be protected from flooding with £1.3 million LEP funding>>

A combined bid by local authorities across North and West Yorkshire to retain most of its business rates growth to invest locally has been approved by the government. The successful bid to create the North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Pool will mean that the existing business rates pool partners of Bradford, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees,… read more … about Expanded North and West Yorkshire business rates pilot scheme approved>>

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Calderdale Council is asking local businesses how their insurance costs have been affected by the devastating floods in 2015, to help lobby for a better deal nationally. After unprecedented flooding on Boxing Day 2015, many insurance providers refused to insure for flood damage, or to provide any insurance at all, and those that did often… read more … about Was your business insurance affected by the floods?>>

Cllr Barry Collins

From Monday 10 December, shoppers in Brighouse will be able to park for free for an hour on-street in the town centre in the run-up to Christmas. At a meeting of the Brighouse Town Board yesterday evening (Tuesday 4 December), Calderdale Council announced that it will be temporarily reintroducing the full hour of free on-street… read more … about Festive changes for Brighouse parking>>

Calderdale Council is celebrating the completion of highway improvements between Salterhebble Hill and Shaw Hill – the first project being delivered as part of the £120m A629 improvement programme, funded by the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. Final milestones have been reached with the seeding of the innovative ‘living wall’ alongside Salterhebble Hill, the reopening of… read more … about A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project complete!>>

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Businesses in Calderdale are getting ready to celebrate Small Business Saturday, on Saturday 1 December. Now in its sixth year, Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign, which last year saw an estimated £748m spent with small businesses across the country. Keep it local this weekend by doing all or most… read more … about Supporting Small Business Saturday>>

Three Calderdale-based community projects have received a substantial amount of funding to become more energy efficient thanks to an innovative partnership between the Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) and the energy purchasing club, 6C Energy. Age UK, The Space renovation project and The Big Tin Shed were successfully awarded a combined total of £8,000 in… read more … about Calderdale charities receive helping hand with energy saving plans>>