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South Yorkshire Skills for Recovery Report Launched

News & Events South Yorkshire Skills for Recovery Report Launched Commissioned by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the report has been produced using original survey data from the Chambers of Commerce in South Yorkshire, combined with content from a series of focus groups within key sectors. Key findings include: The economy is in a strong…

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Doncaster Chamber comments on flexi-job apprenticeship scheme

News & Events Doncaster Chamber comments on flexi-job apprenticeship scheme The Department for Education (DfE) launched a consultation today (20 April) that will enable sectors including creative, agriculture and construction industries to offer more flexible apprenticeship opportunities The new flexi-job apprenticeships scheme was announced by the chancellor Rishi Sunak at his budget in March and…

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Opportunities Doncaster LIVE keynote speaker announced

News & Events Opportunities Doncaster LIVE keynote speaker announced On 19 May, Opportunities Doncaster LIVE will kick off with an introduction from inspirational speaker Rachael Mackenzie, Director at Workathlete, International Sports Champion and Mindfulness Coach who delivers inspirational and powerful talks on resilience, belief and determination Students across Doncaster are getting an early look at…

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Four in Ten UK Exporters Reporting Decreased Sales in Q1 2021

News & Events Four in Ten UK Exporters Reporting Decreased Sales in Q1 2021 The British Chambers of Commerce’s Trade Confidence Outlook for Q1, released today, has revealed the stark issues facing UK exporters in the first months of this year. Balance of UK firms reporting increased export sales drops, despite already being at historically low levels. Hospitality firms, caterers, retailers and wholesalers all most likely…

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Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

News & Events Government announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund will help small businesses with changes to trade rules with the EU. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster announces £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to help small businesses with changes to trade rules with the EU;…

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Business leaders urge Government to back the Freeport

News & Events Business leaders urge Government to back the Freeport Business leaders from across Yorkshire have provided their backing to a South Yorkshire Freeport bid after the UK Government announced its plans to create freeports around the country. Sea, air and rail ports in England were invited to bid for Freeport status before the…

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Levelling Up Four Times Harder Reports Think Tank Centre for Cities

News & Events Levelling Up Four Times Harder Reports Think Tank Centre for Cities The Government’s promise to ‘level up’ by reducing regional economic disparities will be almost four times harder as a result of the pandemic, according to one report, as agenda is criticised as a slogan without substance. Think tank Centre for Cities’ annual…

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