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Labour bosses vote down ‘pro-jobs’ proposals

Labour bosses vote down ‘pro-jobs’ proposals

Local businesses have been left stunned as Labour Council bosses opposed proposals which will make it easier to take on new staff. At a vote at yesterday’s Full Council meeting, Labour councillors opposed Government plans to cut National Insurance Contributions. The policy, which was announced in the Queen’s Speech last month, will help thousands of […]

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Queen’s Speech to help thousands of small businesses in Sheffield thrive

Queen’s Speech to help thousands of small businesses in Sheffield thrive

The Queen’s Speech will help thousands of businesses across Sheffield by cutting National Insurance Contributions. The National Insurance Contributions Bill announced by the Queen will introduce a National Insurance employment allowance of £2,000. This will reduce the cost of employment and support small businesses aspiring to grow, who want to hire their first employee or […]

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City Lib Dems welcome Ikea plan

Sheffield Liberal Democrats have welcomed reports that Ikea intend to open a new store in Sheffield – creating up to 700 jobs. The plans for the store, which would be located near Meadowhall, have been welcomed by the local business community. However, comments from the Labour constituency MP have focussed on congestion rather than jobs […]

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Lib Dem’s bright idea to boost business

Lib Dem’s bright idea to boost business

Businesses in Sheffield will get even better support thanks to a bright idea from Liberal Democrats on the Council. Lib Dems want to make sure that companies can learn from the city’s high-fliers, by inviting the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Small Businesses to give advice to start-up businesses. Local Business Leaders have […]

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Buying local brings £470m for Sheffield business

Buying local brings £470m for Sheffield business

Sheffield businesses have netted £470m thanks to a Liberal Democrat ‘Buy Local’ initiative. Last year 60% of the Council’s spend was on suppliers with an ‘S’ postcode, compared to just 46% in July 2008 when the policy began. Cllr Colin Ross, Liberal Democrat Cabinet Member for Employment, Enterprise and Development said: “We know that some […]

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