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Apprenticeship drive essential to maintain countywide employment successes

gourp cheer

A drive to create more apprenticeship and training opportunities is essential in maintaining Staffordshire’s low unemployment levels, the county’s learning and skills leader said today. With latest unemployment claimant figures released today showing a figure of just 0.9 per cent of Staffordshire’s population; Ben Adams said the focus must remain on increasing people’s skills so they could access better paid ...

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Staffordshire success helps parents’ childcare

Staffordshire is just one of eight places to introduce 30 hours of free childcare for some families a year earlier than the rest of the country. The award of the trial scheme involving 415 places follows the county council’s successful bid to the Department for Education. Key to the bid’s success was the council’s approach to working with employers, which ...

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County economic growth will continue following EU vote, says council leader

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire’s strong foundations to bring in major investment and hard work by councils and businesses will lead to continued economic growth as plans are made to leave the European Union, the county council leader has said. Philip Atkins also welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that he intends to reduce corporation tax following the EU vote. Philip said: “I applaud the Chancellor’s ...

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Latest job boosting development gets under way at top county business park

Redhill Business Park

The latest development at a new Staffordshire business park has started as the site nears full occupancy with further expansion plans. Redhill Business Park in Stafford has been created by Staffordshire County Council following a £10million investment. General Electric is already building a facility on the first of three plots it has taken. Stafford’s largest employer is moving its operations ...

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Business and wildlife thrive at Redhill Business Park

A Stafford-based business park is up for a prestigious international environmental award. Staffordshire County Council’s Redhill Business Park is a major economy boosting initiative delivering opportunities for up to 2,500 jobs. The 80 acre site was made up of fields grazed by cattle with small woods and several ponds. Knowing that these supported a range of wildlife such as bats, ...

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Deal to drive growth and job creation signed by councils

Philip Atkins and Patrick Farrington

A deal to secure investment and create thousands of jobs in Stafford Borough has been signed by the leaders of two councils. Stafford Borough Council leader Patrick Farrington joined Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins to officially sign off the District Deal – which involves the local authorities sharing resources to boost economic growth. They got together at a special meeting ...

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New stretch of road to help drivers

Work to create a new 300-metre stretch of the A522 begins this month, as part of the A50 Growth Corridor project. Throughout this phase of work, the A50 itself will be largely unaffected, with only occasional night-time lane closures planned. The new stretch of A522, just north of the existing carriageway, will help keep traffic flowing during roadworks on the A50 ...

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Backing for rural economy and communities showcased at leading agricultural event

County show

Support for Staffordshire’s rural economy and communities will be the focus for the county council at the area’s leading agricultural event this week. Teams from the county council will be at the County Show explaining how they work with a range of organisations to help increase opportunities across Staffordshire. In addition the county council leader Philip Atkins and its economy ...

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Jobs’ joy from inward investment

IC5 at Keele University

Millions of pounds’ worth of inward investment in Staffordshire last year created or protected 1,770 jobs in the county. Figures, released to coincide with a quarterly business investment update from the Office of National Statistics, showed companies from Turkey, the United States, India, Australia and Spain invested in Staffordshire during 2015/16, as well as from other parts of the UK. ...

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