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Easing of Coronavirus restrictions

Free Training Top Up for Employers

Free Training Top Up for Employers - part of the Staffordshire Means Business £5m package of support for SMEs.

The Free Training Top Up for Employers initiative will support up to 400 Staffordshire businesses with grants of up to £5,000 to top-up training or up- skilling costs to help employees.

Previously, eligible businesses could claim up to 48% of costs associated with training through the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Skills Hub.  Now eligible businesses can claim up to 100% of costs, as well as get a free, bespoke training plan through the Skills Hub.  Find out more about the Skills Hub and the Free Training Top Up for Employers scheme here - and click through to the Skills Hub at Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Skills Hub – Employers, start your search for new skills

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Latest business news

£5million Staffordshire councils partnership expands support to businesses and workers

A £5million countywide package of support programmes for small businesses and apprentices has been launched through a Staffordshire councils partnership.
16 March 2021

Businesses can boost digital expertise through latest Staffordshire support programme

Small businesses in Staffordshire can learn how they can grow their operations and increase productivity through a new county programme.
15 March 2021

Expansion works for major Staffordshire business park on schedule for summer completion

A 60-acre extension to a major Staffordshire business park which could provide up to 1,700 new jobs is well on schedule for completion this summer thanks to the continued drive and commitment by the three councils behind the development.
15 March 2021

Two-million-pound loan fund to back small businesses through pandemic recovery

A £2million loan fund for small businesses facing difficulties accessing essential finance as they look to overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will see its latest round open in April.
09 March 2021

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