Expanded North and West Yorkshire business rates pilot scheme approved

A combined bid by local authorities across North and West Yorkshire to retain most of its business rates growth to invest locally has been approved by the government. The successful bid to create the North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Pool will mean that the existing business rates pool partners of Bradford, Calderdale, Harrogate,…

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Channel 4 chooses to Be the Spark in the Leeds City Region

Channel 4 has confirmed the Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters. The announcement follows two years of discussions with the broadcaster led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership with cross-party support from local authority partners, Screen Yorkshire, the creative and digital industries, the education sector and many…

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Statements regarding decision by Channel 4 to shortlist Leeds as a potential location for its national headquarters or creative hub

A joint statement from Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Cllr Ian Gillies, Leader of City of York, following the news that Leeds City Region’s bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new national HQ outside of…

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Leeds City Region plan to maximise HS2 impact launched

An ambitious plan to use HS2 as the spark to create thousands of jobs for the Leeds City Region is launched today. Around 300,000 jobs are expected to be created over the period covered by the Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy including 41,000 from proposals set out in the plan, 5,000 from construction…

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Stunning new images revealed of how remodelled Leeds Station could look

Stunning new images of how the remodelled Leeds Station could look have been revealed today. The images have been released as part of a new report, the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan, which provides the blueprint for the station’s ambitious transformation into a distinctive gateway hub of international significance integrating national, regional and local transport…

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Full speed ahead for UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration

The University of Leeds is investing £10m to develop the UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration. Offering a ‘complete system’ approach to high-speed rail engineering, it will give the UK an unrivalled centre of excellence for high speed rail planning, design, construction and manufacturing. The Institute for High Speed…

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Leeds City Region’s Grand Designs for Channel 4

Leeds City Region confirmed it is bidding for the relocation of Channel 4 operations and in partnership with Screen Yorkshire has developed an ambitious bid to host key elements of Channel 4 activity as part of a wider sector ambition to develop the regions creative and digital sector. The proposal details the exciting opportunities for content creation,…

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