Ilkley MP says figures are evidence of a growing economy

MP Kris Hopkins

MP Kris Hopkins

First published in News

Keighley MP Kris Hopkins says figures which show booming business for Yorkshire manufacturing firms are further evidence of a growing economy.

During the past three months, companies in this region have attracted more orders than those in any other part of the UK.

A joint survey by industry body EEF and accountancy firm BDO found that over half of Yorkshire-based manufacturers had seen increased orders in the last quarter.

And 39 per cent of companies recruited more workers.

Mr Hopkins said: "It is very clear that business confidence is beginning to flow through the economy and as a Yorkshire MP it is particularly pleasing that confidence in our region’s manufacturing sector is truly on the up, with tangible results being felt through increased orders.

“The direct benefits of growing order books are more jobs as firms move to recruit, and a boost to the local economy as money is put into people’s pockets."

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3:41pm Thu 12 Jun 14

bluebluerobin says...

And in Bradford Virgin lay off 90 people. Clearly some parts of Yorkshire are doing better than others. This is the effect of a useless Labour Council.
And in Bradford Virgin lay off 90 people. Clearly some parts of Yorkshire are doing better than others. This is the effect of a useless Labour Council. bluebluerobin
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7:48am Fri 13 Jun 14

thatsnotmyname says...

bluebluerobin wrote:
And in Bradford Virgin lay off 90 people. Clearly some parts of Yorkshire are doing better than others. This is the effect of a useless Labour Council.
Nothing todo with the 10 years of massive decline under a tory council then?
[quote][p][bold]bluebluerobin[/bold] wrote: And in Bradford Virgin lay off 90 people. Clearly some parts of Yorkshire are doing better than others. This is the effect of a useless Labour Council.[/p][/quote]Nothing todo with the 10 years of massive decline under a tory council then? thatsnotmyname
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