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Call for Council to back 2,000,000 apprenticeship target

Call for Council to back 2,000,000 apprenticeship target

Sheffield City Council will face calls to endorse the Government’s two million apprenticeship target in a key Council meeting next week. The calls follow the announcement in the 2014 Queen’s Speech as part of a new drive to support young people into work. Liberal Democrat councillors will push for Labour-run Sheffield City Council to back […]

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Record growth in jobs sees more people in Yorkshire in work

Record growth in jobs sees more people in Yorkshire in work

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the latest statistics released by the Office of National Statistics, which show a record growth in the number of people finding work. As a result there has been an increase of 36,000 people in work in Yorkshire and Humber. The new figures show that a record-breaking 345,000 people found work […]

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Campaigners urge breath of fresh air with greener buses

Campaigners urge breath of fresh air with greener buses

Air quality campaigners have called on Sheffield City Council to bid into a £5 million Government fund to provide Sheffield with greener, cleaner buses. Liberal Democrat councillors have backed calls for the Council to bid for cash from the Government’s new Clean Vehicle Technology Fund. The calls follow a World Health Organisation report last month, […]

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Local pub campaigners toast bold Government plans

Local pub campaigners toast bold Government plans

Liberal Democrat councillors in Sheffield, who have been campaigning for greater powers to protect pubs, have welcomed Government plans for a pub adjudicator. The plans, announced yesterday by Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, will give publicans greater protection through a statutory code and an independent adjudicator. The announcement follows the campaigning […]

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Queen’s Speech guarantees thousands of parents in Sheffield will get help with childcare costs

A major tax-free childcare package will help 15,860 families in Sheffield Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, said today. Working families will get up to £2,000 to ease the cost of childcare as part of a scheme to be rolled out in Autumn 2015. It means a family with two children under 12-years-old […]

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