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News
Additional 1,414 Tamworth Rented Homes Required by 2027 

20 Jul 18

WELCOME to my first column for Tamworth Informed, I am Lorraine from Hall Thompson Estate Agents.


Blog comment
County’s growth plans In front of Select Committee 

13 Jul 18

This week we will see a renewed focus on the County Council’s efforts to boost the economy, deliver major business investment projects and create nearly 20,000 jobs by 2024.


Business
Mayor warning for region’s bosses 

12 Jun 18

Lack of diversity amongst bosses risks damaging the economy and wider society.


Blog comment
Business Questions 7 June 2018 

7 Jun 18

I raised with the Leader of the House, the Government’s handling of the economy.


Blog comment
Housing 31: reform taxation, build community housing, use surplus public land 

18 May 18

Will Cllr Ward, lauded for recent political manoeuvring , continue John Clancy’s good housing initiatives? A Bournville reader has drawn attention to a Guardian article which says falling house prices are not disastrous, ever-rising house prices …


News
Maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals reduced from £100 to £2.  

17 May 18

Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch has announced today (17/05) maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm.


Blog comment
Business Questions 22 March 2018 

22 Mar 18

At Business Questions I raised the Brexit transition deal with the Leader of the House.


News
The leaked impact assessments won’t change a thing – we always knew Brexit would be bad for the economy 

31 Jan 18

We were told repeatedly during the referendum campaign that Brexit would be bad for the economy, and people chose to vote for it anyway…


Blog comment
The leaked impact assessments won’t change a thing – we always knew Brexit would be bad for the economy 

31 Jan 18

We were told repeatedly during the referendum campaign that Brexit would be bad for the economy, and people chose to vote for it anyway…


Blog comment
European Union Withdrawal Bill – Remaining Stages 

18 Jan 18

On Tuesday 16 January and Wednesday 17 January 2018 the Report Stage and the Third Reading of the European Union Withdrawal Bill were debated.


News
Lichfield MP says drop in unemployment shows Brexit doom and gloom is unfounded 

13 Dec 17

Lichfield’s MP says unemployment figures show the economy is still strong despite claims of doom and gloom around Brexit.


News
Burntwood councillor accuses Conservatives of using spin as Staffordshire County Council unveils “challenging” five-year budget plan 

12 Dec 17

Staffordshire County Council says it is committed to supporting care services and growth, despite unveiling what it admitted was a “challenging” five-year budget plan – but opposition councillors have accused the controlling Conservative group …


News
Chancellor Philip Hammond also claimed the Government had studied impact of Brexit on sectors of the economy 

7 Dec 17

Brexit Secretary David Davis now says there are no ‘impact assessments’ showing what Brexit could do to the economy.


Blog comment
Chancellor Philip Hammond also claimed the Government had studied impact of Brexit on sectors of the economy 

7 Dec 17

Brexit Secretary David Davis now says there are no ‘impact assessments’ showing what Brexit could do to the economy.


News
County Council say Staffordshire is in great shape to capitalise on HS2 Connections 

2 Dec 17

STAFFORDSHIRE is in great shape and in a great place to capitalise on a HS2 hub to help share in any economic benefits and drive the growth of the economy – that was the view of the county’s leader when he spoke on Thursday.


Blog comment
Mayor to host multi-faith conference 

25 Nov 17

Event aims to build togetherness through faith.


Blog politics
Economic growth forecasts cut as Chancellor juggles to keep tory ship afloat 

22 Nov 17

Budget Graphic Wages.


Blog comment
Secret Brexit papers revealing impact on the regions may never be published 

7 Nov 17

Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised to hand over data on the impact on sectors of the economy within three weeks, but we know the Government has more than this…


News
Secret Brexit papers revealing impact on the regions may never be published 

7 Nov 17

Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised to hand over data on the impact on sectors of the economy within three weeks, but we know the Government has more than this…


Blog comment
Government defeat on Brexit Economic Impact Studies 

1 Nov 17

On Wednesday 1 November an Opposition Day Motion passed to order the Government to release the Brexit Economic Impact Studies.


News
Lib Dem councillor warns Brexit could hit Lichfield and Burntwood economy hard 

25 Sep 17

A Liberal Democrat councillor has warned of the impact Brexit could have on the economy in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Rugby
Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep 17

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders…


News
Boost to campaign to bring Channel 4 to Birmingham as Culture Secretary hints it will be forced to move out of London 

14 Sep 17

Bringing Channel 4 to Birmingham could boost the economy by 5 billion according to local leaders…


Blog feature
R&D grants provide UK £43bn economic boost 

7 Sep 17

Taxpayer support for high-tech innovation benefits the economy by significantly boosting jobs, turnover and productivity among the companies backed, new research by Warwick Business School has found.


News
West Midlands unemployment rise 

16 Aug 17

The Office for National Statistics said the number of people in work nationally rose by 125,000 to 32.07 million in the three months to June, with the employment rate climbing by 0.3 per cent to a record 75.1 per cent.