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Everyone in our 21,500-strong team has the opportunity to help deliver first-class services. As the biggest employer in Staffordshire, we reward their contribution by giving them the room they need to develop, the training they need to succeed plus a positive attitude to flexible working.

Future plans based on past successes

Staffordshire’s leader says we should use the economic lessons of recent years to plan for our future prosperity. Writing in his New Year message to other local authorities and public services in Staffordshire, County Council Leader Philip Atkins says that in 2018 the authority will continue with its established, successful policy focusing on encouraging economic growth to help people help ...

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Deadline imminent for 30 hours’ childcare applications

The deadline for parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare is just hours away. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. But to claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk before January 1. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and ...

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Backing for right to high speed broadband connection for all with Staffordshire already in strong position

Mark Winnington

A Government announcement that broadband providers will have a legal duty to connect every UK property to high speeds by 2020 could help the drive to find solutions for properties without current access, Staffordshire’s economy leader has said. Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced that a universal service obligation (USO) is necessary to offer certainty that ...

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County council moves forward with major road scheme to unlock future growth

Breaking News

A major road project which will see the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass completed is progressing with the county council beginning the process of buying land along the route. The £17.5million scheme will connect the A5127 Birmingham Road with the A5206 London Road. It will involve building an underpass beneath the Cross City railway line. The 670 metre stretch ...

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Staffordshire sees year end with near full employment

Figures released today confirm that Staffordshire will go into 2018 with near full employment – with more business investment planned across the county. The number of people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire continues to be just one per cent of the local population, less than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) averages. On Friday ...

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IRONMAN Announces New 70.3 Staffordshire Course

IRONMAN

The new course for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire has been officially announced. The brand new run course takes athletes into the heart of Stafford Town Centre, with the swim course remaining at Chasewater and the bike course being altered slightly to accommodate the move to Stafford. The 13.1 mile run course around Stafford will mean even more people will get to ...

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Statement on GE jobs announcement

Breaking News

Following today’s announcement by GE on future job losses, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: This is devastating news, particularly as many of the UK GE jobs are based in Stafford. We will be working with the LEP, borough council and other partners to ensure we are doing all we can to support anyone affected. We do ...

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Multi-million pound business investment creates thousands of Staffordshire jobs

Nurton Bridge

Investment totalling nearly £400million in Staffordshire business developments since 2014 will lead to the creation of over 13,000 jobs on schemes completed as part of the county council’s growth programme. A report published today states that since 2014, economy boosting projects with a total value of £383million have been completed, are under construction or being planned. Of this total, some ...

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Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire celebrates passing key Government milestone

Openreach engineer

Ninety-five per cent of Staffordshire households and businesses can now get superfast fibre broadband. The major milestone was confirmed today by Staffordshire County Council and BT Group, which spearhead the Superfast Staffordshire partnership. Superfast Staffordshire is part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which aims to make superfast broadband available to 95 per cent of the country by ...

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Parents have 30 days to claim 30 hours’ childcare

The deadline is fast approaching for parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. To claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk by December 31, but if they want everything in place for January they should also ...

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