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Autumn Statement

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.

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Reduced costs of Apprentices
Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25 will be abolished from April 2016.


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Children in Care and Care Leavers Awards nominations now open
Nominations are now open for the annual Dudley Children in Care and Care Leavers Awards.

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