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Miller Homes strengthens senior team

Miller Homes has made a key appointment as it aims to build over 600 new homes each year in Yorkshire by 2020. Michael Goodwin, 30, from Rotherham has been appointed as a sales manager with the hoWith a vision to build over 600 new homes each year by 2020 the growth plan

Finance Yorkshire investment boosts Yorkshire economy

Investments by Finance Yorkshire have created or safeguarded more than 16,000 jobs in the region, new figures reveal. Since its launch seven years ago, the SME funder has invested in more than 500 SMEs across Yorkshire and the Humber. The figures show that Finance Yorkshire’s investments have enabled those companies to increase

Steps for employers to take after court ruling restricts rights to monitor staff at work

Employers are urged to check whether their IT policies are illegal following a landmark decision that restricts their ability to monitor employees’ emails and other electronic communications. The European Court of Human Rights agreed that a Romanian man’s right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human rights

Strongest rise in output among Yorkshire & Humber firms since June 2015

Business activity among firms in the Yorkshire & Humber region continued to grow steeply in August. The pace of expansion accelerated to the fastest since June 2015, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) survey. The latest upturn in new orders was the strongest for three months

IoD appoints Jon Geldart as regional chairman

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Jon Geldart as its regional chairman for Yorkshire and the Humber. Jon is executive director, markets development, for Greater China with business advisor Grant Thornton. He is an expert on China’s impact on the UK economy and has authored two books on doing business

Lloyds Bank boosts support for mid sized Yorkshire firms

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has bolstered its support to mid-sized firms in Yorkshire with the appointment of two relationship directors. Stuart Leslie and Mark Butterworth have joined the Mid Markets team, supporting Yorkshire businesses with turnovers of £25m-£750m. Stuart has almost a decade’s experience with Lloyds Bank, previously working with larger organisations

Small firms call for clarity on business rates deadline day

With yesterday marking DCLG minister Marcus Jones’s deadline for delivery of business rates software updates to local authorities, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government and councils to confirm that updates are in place. The 21 August deadline for Capita, Civica and Northgate Public Services was set

Making tax digital reforms a lifeline for small firms

Responding to significant changes in the Government’s Making Tax Digital programme, Mike Cherry, Federation of Small Business (FSB) National Chairman, said: “We’re delighted that the Chancellor’s team in the Treasury has listened to our concerns about the mandatory aspects of Making Tax Digital, and has now decided to change their planned