Second wave of growth deals
The government announced it will allocate a further £1billion from the local growth fund for a second wave of growth deals as a national competition. The Black Country LEP and partners have developed a project pipeline for this round, but the LEP is always interested in new private sector led investment proposals and has an expression of interest form.
Reduced costs of Apprentices
Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25 will be abolished from April 2016.