Peter Kennan, Chair of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry Transport Forum, has written an open letter to Jo Johnson MP, Minister of State, regarding the East Midlands Rail franchise.
Commenting on the publication of the government's response to the Taylor Review (Wednesday), Jane Gratton, Head of Business Environment at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -Matthew Taylor's report acknowledged that businesses are facing high employment costs and was cognisant of the current climate of uncertainty and change, so the government must be careful not to unduly burden firms with further costs and bureaucracy, which could price people out of jobs.
Commenting on the Bank of England inflation report and interest rate decision published on 'Super Thursday', Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The Bank of England's latest forecasts point to a mild improvement in the central bank's outlook for the UK economy, with upgrades to its UK growth forecasts, compared to their November report.
Commenting on the trade statistics for December 2017, released today by the ONS, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: -The sharp deterioration in the UK's net trade position in December was disappointing and means that trade is likely to have been a drag on UK growth in the final quarter of the year.
Sheffield Hallam University will welcome the north of England's most promising legal talent this weekend in a competition to find the region's top law students.
A new study from the University of Sheffield has shown a new blood test could provide a clue as to why some patients are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease risk after suffering a heart attack.
Sheffield Hallam University has launched a European-wide digital technologies for social inclusion project aimed at engaging new citizens in six EU countries.