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Monday, 13 July 2009

Briefed: the latest news from the Chamber website

People in the 25-49 age range are likely to be least badly affected by the recession
New analysis by economists at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) shows that some generations are being impacted much more severely than others due to changes in employment, household income and wealth.

Manchester’s train talks with transport minister ‘encouraging’
Transport bosses have held "constructive and encouraging" talks with Transport Minister Chris Mole over Greater Manchester's fight for additional train carriages.

PC Support Group sees increase in people looking to start own business
An IT company which has seen a 50 per cent rise in enquiries from potential franchisees as unemployment rates continue to soar is targeting people in Manchester who have recently been made redundant.

Success of North West firms recognised by the Prime Minister
Local companies from Manchester, Bolton, Oldham and Burnley joined 100 fellow exporters from across the UK at a reception at 10 Downing Street last week. They were invited to Number 10 by the Prime Minister in recognition of their business success in overseas markets and their contribution to the UK economy.

Chamber News: Reaction to Interest Rates Decision
Reacting to the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee's decision to hold interest rates at 0.5%, Ilona Krohn, Principal Economic Advisor at Greater Manchester Chamber, said...

NWDA welcomes Robert Hough as new Chair
The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) is pleased to welcome the appointment of Robert Hough (pictured above, right) as the new Chair of the NWDA.

Commenting on Chancellor Alistair Darling's proposals for the reform of UK banking regulations, Ilona Krohn (pictured, left) , Principal Economic Advisor for Greater Manchester Chamber, said...

Stephensons offer to recover debts for less
Stephensons, one of the North West's largest law firms, is offering businesses the opportunity to reclaim their debts for less, when they instruct on five or more cases.

BCC: Worst of recession is over but recovery is not guaranteed
The results of the Quarter 2, 2009 British Chambers of Commerce Economic Survey confirm that the worst of the recession is over.

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