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Near full employment continues with strong investor confidence in county

Kingswood Lakeside

Investor confidence in Staffordshire is being demonstrated with the construction of new speculative developments as near full employment continues, the county’s economic growth leader said today. Mark Winnington said new development will lead to more jobs, with latest statistics showing that just 1.3 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits. This is the same rate ...

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Major road scheme delivering multi-million pound development completed

Branston Locks

A major Staffordshire road project which will pave the way to a multi-million pound business, housing and leisure development near Burton has been completed. The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site, which will be known as Quintus. ...

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New roads merge into A50

Work at the A50

A multi-million pound road junction is moving closer to completion. Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts has been completed recently and the project at Uttoxeter is on budget and on schedule to open later this year. The new bridge across the A50, together with three new roundabouts, new slip roads, link roads and the removal of the ...

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New deal for Business Centre tenants

Latest News

Tenants facing eviction from a business centre can stay after Staffordshire County Council reached an agreement with the building’s owners. The authority had leased the Uttoxeter Business Centre from its owner since 2008 to provide much-needed office space for small businesses in the area. But the terms of the contract meant that when the county council gave up the lease ...

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Staffordshire begins new financial year on near full employment

Rapida Kingswood Lakeside

Staffordshire’s new financial year has begun with near full employment with more planned business development, the county’s economic growth leader said today. Latest figures released today show that people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire account for just 1.3 per cent of the local population. This is lower than both regional (2.7 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) ...

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Countdown to apply for 30 hours’ childcare

Early years

Parents wanting to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare for their children should think about applying as soon as possible. The next places are available across the county from September 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between April 1 and August 31 2018. But to claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk . Mark Sutton, ...

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Staffordshire employment site fully occupied as latest development starts

Four Ashes Park

Work has started on the latest development at a Staffordshire business park which will site up to 1,300 jobs and forms part of a high growth zone near the M54. Midlands developer First Pannatoni has begun its 440,000 sq ft speculative unit at the Four Ashes Business Park in South Staffordshire which means the site is now fully occupied. The industrial facility, to be ...

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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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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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