It cannot have escaped your notice that the government have launched the Kickstart Scheme which provides 100 percent funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24-year olds.

With Rob Lawley – Head of International Trade at the Chambers. Our borders are changing, the rules of the game are shifting, and traders need to build or reset their

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain, a £2

As the economy gathers pace following the effects of the pandemic and lockdown it is more important than ever that businesses are ready to grasp all the opportunities to capitalise

It’s not really a great surprise that the latest figures from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Coronavirus Impact Tracker show that firms are still vulnerable as government support schemes

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce is celebrating this week after winning the Investors in People Award. During a comprehensive assessment period which concluded in March, Investors in People judged Staffordshire Chambers

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published labour market figures for August 2020 on Tuesday. While the headline data continues to lag behind the reality, the decline in number of

Sara’s Blog: Stoke Reads

By the time schools return in September it will be six months since most children have had regular education and schooling. We already know that many primary school children in

I have seen a few economic downturns over the years, and if there is a silver lining, it is that we get some fantastic new businesses emerging from the aftermath.