Businesses across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield need more support to protect jobs and ensure the three in ten who have been furloughed here have jobs to return to.
Welcome to the latest edition of the quarterly economic report and thank you to all the companies who took the time to complete the survey during the current circumstances. Whilst the numbers make for grim reading this will likely be the most significant quarterly economic survey in three decades as policy makers look to the results in helping to guide recovery plans. The results present a dramatic picture of the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on companies, jobs and the economy as a whole. Businesses across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield are suffering – but there is more confidence here for the future than the rest of the country.
‘Chamber Finance Finder’ platform transforms businesses access to finance
Goods worth more than £28.4m exported out of region in Q1 of 2020, Figures are £10m up on final months of 2019.
On 17 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government was to introduce a package of financial measures to support the economy against the impact of coronavirus, worth £330bn in loans and other aid.
18 March 2020 - The Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce responds to Coronavirus business support measures
Budget 2020: Much to welcome for business communities across the UK