Category Archives: Business

Calderdale Council’s business team is working hard to ensure the impact of COVID-19 on the borough’s business community is minimised. We know there is considerable uncertainty and anxiety across our business community at present. At the meeting of the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 16 March, we announced a ten point plan, detailing how Calderdale Council… read more … about Supporting businesses to minimise the impact of COVID-19>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The next steps for the proposed Clifton Business Park and Enterprise Zone, which could create around 1,300 jobs, will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 16 March 2020. The Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to transform a large site at Clifton near… read more … about Next steps for Clifton Business Park>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources

The Government has now confirmed Calderdale Council will receive funding to help support residents and businesses affected by Storm Ciara. Around 1200 residential and business properties across Calderdale were flooded on Sunday 9 February 2020. Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift said: “I’m delighted by this announcement as it’s something we’ve been pushing for… read more … about Flood relief at last>>

Cllr Swift

UK Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to Calderdale today (Saturday 15 February) to support the ongoing recovery from last weekend’s flooding and the preparations for Storm Dennis. All available teams from Calderdale Council and partner organisations, as well as volunteers across the borough, continue to work 24/7 to support the major flood recovery efforts… read more … about Armed Forces to support Calderdale flood response and Storm Dennis preparations>>


Around 600 businesses in Calderdale flooded by Storm Ciara  Grants available for eligible SMEs  The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) has created a £2 million recovery fund for businesses in Calderdale that were devastated by flooding following Storm Ciara.  The LEP, working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council, has set up the Calderdale Business Flood Recovery Fund to… read more … about LEP creates £2 million recovery fund for flood hit businesses in Calderdale>>


A Yorkshire business support programme has provided more than a million pounds in grant funding since its launch. AD:VENTURE, which helps ambitious new businesses trading for less than three years in North and West Yorkshire, has provided over £1.3m of funding to start-up firms and helped create 391 jobs. Since the programme started at the… read more … about Yorkshire business support programme provides over £1m in grant funding>>


RSA, the multinational insurance group, has signed a 20 year lease on office space in Northgate House, providing a welcome boost to town centre businesses. RSA will lease all of the available office space, around 47,000 ft², within the newly refurbished building. The insurer, which is currently based in Dean Clough, is planning to complete… read more … about New tenant for Northgate>>

Next Chapter

Last night, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet heard how the actions delivered as part of the First 100 Days plan are making a real difference to people in Calderdale. In June this year, Calderdale Council’s administration unveiled an ambitious programme to be delivered over the next 100 days. The actions in the plan were set out under… read more … about First 100 Days delivers real change>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale Council has published a five year financial strategy to help manage its budget during what is predicted to be a sustained period of national uncertainty.  Every autumn the Council updates its Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) which is then used to inform budget decisions.    Previously the strategy has covered a three year period,… read more … about Balancing the books in uncertain times>>

Cllr Swift