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Council leader welcomes greater pay transparency

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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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County backing for growth plans

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Moves to review public spending, revalue business rates and promote house building have been welcomed by Staffordshire’s leader. Reacting to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement, Philip Atkins said an improving economy and promised investment in transport infrastructure would also support businesses to invest, export, and create jobs. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Staffordshire has come ...

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Civic centre move scheduled

The completion date for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds has been scheduled for June. The decision follows a commitment by Kier North to deliver the £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, in time for staff to prepare the ...

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Helping More Staffordshire Families Own Their Dream Home – Key Priority For The County Council


Strong reform of planning policy is needed to help speed up the building of more homes in Staffordshire, Philip Atkins the Leader of Staffordshire County Council has said. Speaking after the Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that planning rules will be re-written to: Cut red tape, use land more efficiently, fast track planning permissions and put local plans in place ...

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Record spending on care agreed as county council sets budget

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A record £310 million will be spent on care this year by Staffordshire County Council as it set a balanced budget on February 15. As the county council moves to becoming self-financing, due to the loss of Government grants, Leader Philip Atkins said the authority was committed to growing Staffordshire’s economy, supporting the creation of more a skilled workforce and ...

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i54 South Staffordshire set for major expansion

i54 western extension

An award-winning business park which is home to global industry leaders and thousands of skilled employees is preparing for major expansion. A planning application for a western extension to i54 South Staffordshire is set to be submitted in spring 2018. The park’s development and investment success is as a result of a partnership between the City of Wolverhampton Council, Staffordshire ...

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Keele University announces major new investment

Keele Management School

Keele University has announced plans to invest in a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility that houses both Keele Management School and incubated companies in a sector leading Smart Innovation Hub.  The new Management School has been funded by the University and the Denise Coates Foundation, after which the new building at the entrance to the University will be named. The ...

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County council to deliver record spending on care with balanced budget

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A record £310 million will be spent on care this year by Staffordshire County Council as it looks to present a balanced budget for 2018/19. Despite the huge pressures of funding care for a growing ageing population and children in care the council has managed to close a £12 million shortfall and balance its books. As the county council moves ...

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Community Food project transforming lives in Staffordshire

A Staffordshire pig farmer and community food project have been commended for their work to get local families eating more healthily. Rob Mercer from Farm Fresh Revolution and a fourth-generation free-range pig farmer is giving fresh food including free-range sausages and chicken away to families at primary schools in Staffordshire. Every Friday afternoon during term time, a van, packed with ...

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Staffordshire residents in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

People from Staffordshire take their place alongside household names from sports, entertainment and the arts in the New Year’s Honours List. Residents have been honoured with OBEs, an MBE and BEMs for their services to education, health, the community and to football. Recipients include Gordon Evans BEM, chairman of Stafford Town FC, which has provided sporting opportunities for hundreds of ...

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