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Business energy support welcomed as county council strengthens its backing for small enterprise

Posted on Thursday 22nd September 2022
Philip White newsroom

Philip White

Government support for businesses through fixed energy prices this winter has been welcomed by Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader as the authority looks to strengthen its support for small enterprise.

The county council will expand its business support package, which was set up in response to the pandemic, this autumn.

Philip White, who is also cabinet member for economy and skills, said:

We welcome the announcement by the Government to ensure all businesses have fixed energy prices until April. This gives them more certainty and confidence to continue operating over the autumn and winter months while the Government develops longer-term solutions.

In Staffordshire, the county council has done much to support our economy, working with our district and borough councils and other partners.

We are continuing with our Staffordshire Means Business programme which has delivered assistance to hundreds of our businesses and supported the creation of 400 new apprenticeships.

The county council’s cabinet will also shortly consider our new Start Up and Step-Up business support package, aimed at helping those wanting to start and grow their own business which has a strong focus on making those businesses resilient.”

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