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New Apprentices give a £10,750,000 boost to Sheffield businesses

New Apprentices give a £10,750,000 boost to Sheffield businesses

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, is calling for more local businesses to take on an apprentice, after new research revealed the extent of the benefits involved. Every time a local company hires an apprentice, their bottom line gets an average boost of £1,972. This happens immediately, while the apprentice is being trained, […]

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Sheffielders demand answers on Labour plan to scrap 3,200 local apprenticeships

Sheffielders demand answers on Labour plan to scrap 3,200 local apprenticeships

Local councillors have urged Labour politicians to drop plans to scrap 3,200 apprentices across Sheffield as they face a crucial council vote next week. Sheffield’s Full Council is set to debate plans next week unveiled by an internal Labour Party document, which indicated the Party could scrap Level Two apprenticeships if elected to Government. Roughly 3,200 […]

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£700 tax cut promised, £800 delivered

Nick Clegg has welcomed today’s Budget, which has confirmed victory for the Liberal Democrat campaign to deliver an £800 tax cut for people on low and middle incomes. Cutting income tax by £700 – by raising the tax-free allowance to £10,000 – was the top priority on the front page of the Liberal Democrat manifesto. […]

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Labour calls 3,200 apprentices in Sheffield “deadweight”

Labour calls 3,200 apprentices in Sheffield “deadweight”

Labour has branded 3,200 young people in Sheffield “deadweight” amid plans to scrap vital apprenticeships. Liberal Democrats have overseen the creation of 1.6m apprenticeships since 2010, which is the largest expansion since the 1950s. But Labour has suggested 59% of apprenticeships starting in Sheffield could be cut if they were in government. A Labour policy […]

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DPM and Edward McMillan-Scott MEP – EU withdrawal would cost Sheffield jobs

With less than 12 weeks to go until the European Elections Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, joined Edward McMillan-Scott, Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, to make the case for the UK to stay in Europe and in work. They visited the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) […]

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