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  • Business

    New Apprenticeship grant for employers

    Walsall College is currently gearing up to enhance the support it offers to employers, following the Government’s announcement of an initiative to support up to 40,000 new Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeships Grant for Employers (AGE 16-24)is for...
    2012-03-12 1040 3
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    Apprentices bring huge benefits to The Ark Centre

    In response to the changes in funding 10 Apprentices were recruited, through City College Birmingham, to enable The Ark Centre, Acocks Green, to continue to provide a high level of service to all of their users...
    2012-03-12 650 0
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    Chamber launches elected mayor campaign

    Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is backing the call for an elected mayor for the city with a huge promotional campaign. Katie Teasdale, head of policy at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group said: “This is a once...
    2012-03-12 730 0
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    2,100 West Midlands teenagers are launching into business with Young Enterprise More than 2,100 West Midlands pupils are meeting the challenge of growing youth unemployment by running their own real companies for a year with help...
    2012-03-12 580 0
  • Business

    Buy private sector assets, not gilts

    West Midland business leaders welcome the news that interest rates are remaining at 0.5 per cent.  Michael Ward, president of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group said:  “With fuel duty eating into business profits, any rise would...
    2012-03-12 606 0
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    More money into economy as inflation falls

    West Midlandbusiness leaders expressed relief at today’s announcement by the Office for National Statistics that inflation figures have dropped from 4.2 per cent in December to 3.6 per cent. Michael Ward, president of Birmingham Chamber of...
    2012-03-08 622 0
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    MEP supports Scam Awareness Month

    Malcolm Harbour, West Midlands Conservative MEP is backing Scam Awareness Month throughout February. Mr Harbour has sent repeated warnings to the business community about a European-wide scam that has cost some businesses thousands of pounds. Mr...
    2012-03-08 607 0
  • Business

    Welcoming steps on quantitative easing

    West Midlandbusiness leaders welcomed the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to extend its quantitative easing programme by £50 billion to £325 billion today. Keeping the bank rate at 0.5 per cent is another positive step to encourage...
    2012-03-08 586 0
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    Polish the jewel in our crown

    West Midland business leaders are calling on the Government to invest more in regional airports rather than trying to reviveLondon’s declining flight connections and full capacity. Commenting on British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) latest aviation survey,...
    2012-03-08 568 0
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    Increase QE!

    Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group today urged the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to increase its Quantitative Easing (QE) programme this week. The MPC is expected to extend its interest rate freeze at 0.5...
    2012-03-08 619 0
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