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Strong future growth plans set to deliver better paid county jobs

i54 South Staffordshire

Planned business growth developments in Staffordshire will support the creation of thousands of better paid jobs as near full employment continues, the county’s economy leader has said. Latest out of work claimant count figures released today show’s Staffordshire’s figure stands at just 1.2 per cent of the county population, lower than both regional (2.6 per cent) and national (two per ...

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Council leader welcomes greater pay transparency

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire’s County Council’s leader has welcomed greater transparency about the differences in average pay between men and women. Under new government legislation all employers with more than 250 employees must publish a Gender Pay Gap report by 30th March to show the difference between the average hourly pay of men and women employed at the organisation. The county council’s report ...

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New Staffordshire Day oatcake celebrations to boost local charities

Staffordshire Day World's Biggest Oatcake Morning

Local charities an groups are being encouraged to join the county’s biggest oatcake morning for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations. With the help of Staffordshire County Council and other local authorities, Enjoy Staffordshire is coordinating the World’s Biggest Oatcake Morning, with events expected to take place across the county on Tuesday 1st May. Taking inspiration from Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee ...

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Campaign urges people to speak openly and honestly about death and dying

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to speak openly and honestly about death and dying, in an effort to break the stigma and ensure their final wishes are known. A new campaign by the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board, ‘Dying Matters, Staffordshire’ aims to help people drop the euphemisms about death, and instead talk openly about what they want to ...

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Gritting crews out overnight as snow hits county

Gritter gritting

Gritting crews have been out through out the night as the mini Beast from the East delivered sleet and snow across parts of the county. Although the crews have been in action, fresh snow together with light traffic, means driving conditions maybe difficult on some roads and motorists are being advised to take extra care if out first thing this ...

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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet


Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as the mini Beast from the East threatens to bring more snow and ice over the weekend. Temperatures are set to see Staffordshire shiver once again as they fall away below zero – with the Met Office predicting the risk of sleet and snow showers on Saturday. The county’s 40-strong team of gritters ...

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Staffordshire businesses urged to tap into £500,000 county loan fund

Richard Rawnsley

Staffordshire small businesses looking for access to finance to enable them to grow are being urged to find out more about a loan fund run by the county council with a £500,000 allocation available. The Staffordshire Business Loan Fund’s latest allocation for county businesses will be open until November. Loans of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available to eligible businesses ...

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Major manufacturing Growth Zone plans unveiled at MIPIM

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

A collection of new high-value manufacturing, business and logistics investment opportunities in Staffordshire and Wolverhampton have been unveiled at MIPIM in Cannes. The M54 Wolverhampton – Staffordshire High Growth Zone will be one of the biggest in the UK and was today (Tuesday) showcased at The Right Landscape for Growth hotspot at the global property forum. The Growth Zone consists ...

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Full speed ahead – fibre fund boosts fast broadband roll-out to Staffordshire rural communities

Councillor Mark Winnington

People living and working in two Staffordshire communities are looking forward to getting some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country thanks to an innovative scheme to ensure the county’s most remote areas don’t miss out on the latest technology. Eight residents and businesses in Marchington Woodlands, near Uttoxeter, and 30 in Rushton Spencer, near Leek, are the latest ...

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