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Superfast Staffordshire partnership reaches out to more rural communities on the day Britain achieves a major superfast milestone

The Superfast Staffordshire partnership – spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT Group – today announced a major expansion which has seen it bring superfast fibre broadband to even more of the county’s smallest, most remote communities. The latest communities to benefit from the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out include: Blithbury, Brereton Cross, Brocton, Clifford’s Wood, Copmere End, Morston Court and Wetwood, ...

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Skills drive essential to fulfil opportunities for better paid jobs

University of Wolverhampton Skills Deal

Staffordshire’s continued drive to increase skills so that people can take advantage of new job opportunities is essential, the county’s economic growth leader has said. Figures released today show that the number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Staffordshire remains at just one per cent of the local population, lower than regional (2.4 per cent) and national averages (1.9 per ...

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Work continues on A50

Overnight work is scheduled for the A50 next week to keep roadside workers safe. Beginning on Monday (Jan 29) one carriageway will be closed each night for six nights between 8pm and 5.30am to create temporary narrow lanes at the major project to upgrade a junction of the A50 and A522 at Uttoxeter. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member ...

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New Skills Deal to provide talent for Staffordshire’s future

Skills deal

A partnership which will aim to deliver essential skills for more than 100,000 Staffordshire jobs over the next decade has been launched. The University of Wolverhampton Staffordshire Skills Deal with the county council will support economic growth in Staffordshire by helping to provide the necessary skills for higher value jobs and responding to business need. The collaboration between the two ...

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Staffordshire County Council statement on Carillion

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Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: Carillion’s collapse is terrible news for its employees, and worrying too for others indirectly affected by it. They all have my sympathy and obviously we will help in any way we can. Staffordshire County Council has only one commercial relationship with Carillion. The company is part of a Joint ...

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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

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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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