Category Archives: Economy

A business rates pilot scheme which this year is reinvesting around £41m raised locally in the local area is bidding to expand to spread the benefits across more of the Yorkshire region. The Leeds City Region business rates pool was established five years ago and was selected this financial year to trial keeping 100% of… read more … about Yorkshire-based business rates scheme bids to extend success>>

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The A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill transport scheme is entering its final stages with the recent completion of work at Dryclough Lane. Final resurfacing work took place on Dryclough Lane last week and the road has now reopened to traffic. Major access improvements and junction remodeling at Dryclough Lane have helped to deliver improved and… read more … about Moving forward with A629 scheme>>

Yorkshire council leaders have asked the Government to work with them to deliver a One Yorkshire devolution deal which could deliver a £30bn-a-year boost to the region and the UK. The findings of a new independent study confirm there is a coherent Yorkshire economy and that a devolution deal for the region could unlock benefits… read more … about Compelling economic case for Yorkshire devolution presented to Government>>

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It has been another bumper year for tourism in Calderdale, with visitor numbers and spending at record levels. That’s according to research on Calderdale’s visitor economy, based on 2017 data, which the Council commissions every year. The 2017 figures have seen a dramatic increase from the previous year, with the cumulative cash value of tourism… read more … about Calderdale tourism reaches all-time high>>

Halifax has been unveiled as one of the eight host locations for the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O). The stages for the fifth edition will begin or end in Halifax, Barnsley, Bedale, Bridlington, Doncaster, Leeds, Scarborough and Selby. Cllr Tim Swift, the Leader of Calderdale… read more … about Woo hoo! Halifax is a host town for the Tour de Yorkshire 2019>>

Two major milestones were achieved last month in the project to transform the Northgate site in Halifax. Renovation plans for the former Council offices and the old Central Library have now taken a step forward, with full planning permission for the site granted on Friday 21 September. Work to strip out the former library building is also… read more … about Making progress at Northgate, Halifax>>

People are being invited to have their say about the future of Halifax Rail Station, to help shape major improvement plans. Early designs for a major upgrade of Halifax Rail Station were approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet earlier this year. Plans are progressing well and the project is working towards submitting an outline business case… read more … about Have your say on station upgrade plans>>

Continuing reductions in central Government funding at a time of rising costs and growing demand for local care services have left Calderdale Council facing a current-year budget deficit of £2.2 million, according to the latest figures.   Now the plans to tackle this deficit will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at 6pm on Monday… read more … about Taking action to balance the books>>

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Plans for a new partnership to help boost business in Brighouse town centre will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 1 October. The Council has been working with businesses in Brighouse town centre to explore the opportunity to create a Business Improvement District (BID), as part of its ongoing work to support… read more … about Plans to boost business in Brighouse>>

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