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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Sep 30, 2020

Mayor welcomes PM’s skills and training announcement

2020-10-21T16:19:02+01:00 September 30th, 2020|

The West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, has welcomed the Government’s plans for a major expansion of adult education and training to level up the economy and prepare workers for the post-Covid economy. The Prime...

Sep 28, 2020

£8m to create post-covid workforce of the future

2020-09-28T16:42:05+01:00 September 28th, 2020|

A major new skills programme is being launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to help businesses understand, plan and respond to their workforce needs, particularly as they face new pressures in...

Sep 24, 2020

West of England recovery plan

2020-09-24T16:42:27+01:00 September 24th, 2020|

Since being tasked by the Prime Minister to lead the West of England’s regional recovery, I have worked closely with a regional Recovery Taskforce, made up of senior figures from industry, education and local government,...

Sep 23, 2020

Portishead Rail moves a step closer

2020-09-23T10:04:05+01:00 September 23rd, 2020|

A major scheme to reopen the Portishead to Bristol railway line has reached an important milestone. The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has written to North Somerset Council confirming the date for the proposals for the...

Sep 22, 2020

Ashley Down access arrangements

2020-09-22T10:17:16+01:00 September 22nd, 2020|

Residents are being asked to give their views on the proposed design of public access arrangements for the new Ashley Down railway station in Bristol. Ashley Down is one of three new stations that...

Sep 08, 2020

South West rural communities win green energy funding

2020-09-23T17:16:02+01:00 September 8th, 2020|

Communities across the South West have been awarded a total of almost £200,000 in feasibility funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund for a range of renewable energy schemes. From Chew Valley, to South Devon,...

Sep 01, 2020

Backing the Recovery: Jobs, Skills and Business

2020-09-01T16:02:31+01:00 September 1st, 2020|

The Coronavirus Pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge for the whole economy, and I am determined that we don’t see a reversal of the excellent progress we have been making in terms of employment and...