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Night time economy brings in new jobs into Bradford city centre

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Bradford’s flourishing night time economy is sparking a mini jobs boom.

Forty Four new jobs will be created at Forster’s Bistro & Deli, Midland Hotel, Arena Sports bar, City Vaults, Ginger Goose pub, Great Victoria Hotel, Candy Nightclub, Omar Khans, The Lord Clyde pub, Smorgasbord Bistro and Jacob’s Well Pub.

The City Centre Growth Zone is part of a £35m initiative funded by Bradford Council and the Government’s Regional Growth Fund.

Eligible businesses can receive rate rebates if they demonstrate that they are creating new jobs in Bradford city centre.

Successful applicants could receive a business rate rebate of up to £16,000 for each new full time equivalent job created per year for up to three years.

Bradford Council leader, Coun David Green, said:

“The City Centre Growth Zone is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to expand and the rebates available offer a boost to many companies.”

To discuss your business’ eligibility for the Business Growth scheme contact Bradford Council’s Business Investment and Enterprise team on 01274 437727.

The British night-time industry is worth £66 billion a year to the UK economy and employs 1.3 million people, according to a report published in 2010 by Economists at research consultancies TBR and MAKE.

The report also highlighted that a thriving night economy is a crucial driver of tourism, leisure, business growth and opportunity.

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