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Law change would spell end of carbon monoxide “lottery” for Yorkshire home renters

Plans to close a loophole that places thousands of people at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning across the county have been welcomed by Yorkshire home safety specialists. Ignite Gas Care, based between Leeds and Bradford at Rawdon, said the move was “long awaited and much needed”. It would further drive up safety standards at a time when the number of private rented properties in Yorkshire was

Yorkshire and the Humber to benefit from Barclays’ Northern Powerhouse boost

Barclays has launched a new £500m growth fund* for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England as part of the bank’s commitment to support the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative. The new fund is available from today to inject investment into businesses across the region – including Yorkshire and Humberside

Housing association aims to get more young tenants into apprenticeship schemes

Yorkshire Housing and Interserve Learning & Employment have partnered to offer the social housing association’s customers with the opportunity to part-take in work experience programmes. Interserve’s work experience programmes usually entail 100 hours of work experience over a four-to-six-week period and are designed to be a precursor to apprenticeships. They give

Yorkshire Water to create “Openness Charter” to help build public trust

Yorkshire Water will create the first "Openness Charter" in the water sector, as part of efforts to lead the way in strengthening public trust with water companies. The move comes at a time when the government has challenged all water firms to simplify their financial structures and act more in the

Yorkshire Water ranked as one of country’s most responsible businesses

Yorkshire Water has maintained its five star rating as one of the country’s most responsible businesses, with its recognition received from national charity Business in the Community (BiTC). The award, part of the BiTC’s annual Corporate Responsibility’s Index, means Yorkshire Water is listed alongside a small elite of other UK companies

Yorkshire economy rallies slightly in face of climbing business distress

Business distress in Yorkshire shrank across every sector of the regional economy in the first quarter of this year, compared to the final quarter of 2017, according to research published by Begbies Traynor. The quarterly Red Flag Alert data, produced by leading business rescue and recovery specialist Begbies Traynor, reveals that

Local food producers get together to support charity ride

Cyclists taking part in this year’s Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon will once again enjoy a locally sourced feast supplied by some of the region’s finest producers – while raising funds for youth homelessness. Organised by Iconic Cycling Events, the Carter Jonas LandAid Pedalthon is the largest annual charity bike ride for

Yorkshire & Humber food and drink exports soar in 2017

Exports of Yorkshire and the Humber food and drink rose by 11% in 2017 compared to the previous 12 months, the latest HMRC figures show.  The amount of food and drink exports from the region increased to £1.14bn in the year to December 2017. Best sellers overseas included meat (£157m), dairy/eggs

Yorkshire landlords face £5,000 fines – and empty properties – if rental homes breach new energy standards

Hundreds of landlords across Yorkshire are just days away from the risk of falling foul of new rules designed to ensure more rental properties go green, a leading letting agent has warned. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) come into force on April 1 – and those who rent out homes to tenants face fines

NPIF invests £31m in first year

The Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) has invested £31 million in 207 Northern-based SMEs during the first 12 months of operation, as the Fund continues to provide a boost to the Northern economy. The £400m Fund, which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and the European Investment