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Near full employment in county as business sites continue to thrive

Four Ashes Park

Staffordshire’s thriving business sites are boosting job opportunities as the county continues to see near full employment. Statistics released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s working age population claims out of work benefits. This is lower that both regional (2.8 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) averages and has remained the same for the last three ...

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New rural business gets off ground after receiving slice of growth funding

Wissage Bakery Ltd

A farming couple have bounced back from financial ruin with a thriving new food production business. They have launched a bakery selling premium quality meat-based baked produce. The Wissage Bakehouse Ltd is now operating at Little Aston Farm near Stafford. Linda Young and Peter Read obtained support from the Staffordshire Rural Enterprise Programme, which is funded by the European Regional ...

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Bridge demolition scheduled

A bridge spanning one of the Midlands’ major roads is to be demolished in a single weekend. The bridge, which originally carried the A522 above the A50 dual carriageway near Uttoxeter, has been replaced by a new bridge nearby as part of a multi-million project to deliver a safer, better junction for the two roads. The new bridge is already ...

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Tamworth sees near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to county roll-out

Tamworth now has near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme that’s making faster download speeds available to most of Staffordshire. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with BT Group and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to bring download speeds of at least 24 Mbps to virtually all homes and businesses across the ...

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Businesses can benefit from full fibre broadband connection with voucher boost

Staffordshire businesses can improve efficiency through full fibre broadband connection using vouchers worth up to £3,000. The Government operated £67 Million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is available to all small and medium sized businesses and can either be for one company or a group on a shared network build. This is a future proof connection of up to 1gigabit (1000 ...

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Business backs plans for employment site’s major extension

FGD

A Staffordshire business which was involved in the development of one of the county’s leading employment sites has backed plans for its extension. The western extension plans for i54 South Staffordshire have now been submitted to the district council. If approved, it would mean one large or several smaller employers could deliver 2,700 jobs on site and generate £600million investment. ...

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Near full employment continues with further job creation boost as development plans submitted

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Staffordshire is continuing to see near full employment as plans for a major county business development are submitted. Figures released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (2.8 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) averages. The Staffordshire figure has remained the same for the last three ...

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Council job scheme helps 1,000 people

A council job programme helping people get their foot on the career ladder has supported over 1,000 people. Staffordshire County Council’s Open Door programme helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement. The programme, introduced ten years ago provides placements with external organisations and within county council departments depending on the ...

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Superfast Staffordshire celebrates four year anniversary by extending reach to more rural communities

Mark Winnington

The number of Staffordshire households and businesses using superfast broadband has doubled in the past two years thanks to the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out – with many of the county’s smallest rural communities getting access to the technology for the first time. It’s four years since Kings Bromley and Yoxall became the first villages in the county to ‘go live’ as ...

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Multi-million pound civic centre opens for business

The opening date has been set for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open at 9am on Monday, July 23. Construction has been managed by Staffordshire County Council and the building ...

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