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Find all of our latest news and updates from across the breadth of the Combined Authority.

Latest news from across the Authority

  1. Bus strategy

    Response to new Government support for bus services

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    • 03 April 2020

    “Buses are important to get key people to work during these difficult times. The massive fall in the number of people using public transport is welcome in the context of the response to Coronavirus but is putting huge financial pressure on transport authorities and operators," says Cllr Kim Groves

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    Covid-19 Update from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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    • 03 April 2020

    Today, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the LEP welcomed the Treasury’s changes to the emergency loans scheme for businesses. The LEP, among others, held meetings with the banks this week to express concerns on the behalf of the regions’ business owners and conditions on loans were relaxed, removing many of the barriers that had led to heavy criticism.

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  3. Resilient bus timetable to support key worker travel

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    • 27 March 2020

    Bus operators in West Yorkshire will introduce new timetables from Monday (30 March 2020) to bring additional stability to the network and certainty for key workers who need to travel during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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News from the LEP

News from Invest in Leeds City Region

  1. MIPIM is postponed

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    • 29 February 2020

    Statement from Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair of the LEP, in response to the postponement of MIPIM due to the ongoing risk of Coronavirus.

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  2. Best place to grow tech business

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    • 19 February 2020

    New research reveals that Yorkshire has seen a higher rate of growth in the digital sector over the past three years than anywhere else in the country.

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