The iAero Centre in Yeovil has been approved just weeks after another aerospace firm confirmed it could face closure threatening 230 jobs.Read the full story ›
Employment remains high in the South West, despite 6,000 people losing their jobs between June and August this year.
There’s good news in the South West where there are over 2.7 million people in work, with an employment rate of 76.8% - one of the highest rates for any UK region.
But there’s more to do, particularly when it comes to supporting young people into employment. We want to build a solid base for the future, that’s why today I have announced the roll out of our Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools scheme in England which will give tens of thousands of young people help in taking their first steps into the world of work.
The Green Party has slammed the government for reducing funding which "make it impossible for local councils to deliver essential basic services".
The condemnation comes in the wake of news Bristol City Council will axe 1,000 jobs to keep up with budget cuts.
We stand alongside the unions who are opposing the cuts which will decimate essential public services across Bristol, and the impact this will have on the most vulnerable in our city.
This government seems determined to systematically dismantle local councils with no regard for the pain this will cause ordinary people.
The Green Party Spokesperson for Local Government added:
In addition to savage cuts in services that so many Bristolians rely upon, people working in local government have faced years of uncertainty and pay freezes - now 1 in 6 of them could now lose their jobs this autumn. This is devastating to the people concerned and their families, and will also have a serious impact on the delivery of vital council services.
Job losses at Bristol City Council could have a "devastating" impact on services, one union has said.
UNISON said the cuts could leave the Council "unable to fulfil its legal duties, particularly around social care for elderly and vulnerable people".
It's now calling on Marvin Rees to list the services Bristolians can expect to see if Central Government cuts keep coming.
And, although the council is offering voluntary redundancy, Unison has warned up to half the losses could be compulsory.
Slicing more and more off budgets while expecting the same service to be delivered is not realistic any more.
We are seeing the beginnings of a crisis in social care and you only have to look around the city streets to see the homelessness that results.
Real political leadership is needed from the Mayor. Firstly to decide what kind of public services he wants given the lack of money, and second to unite with the leaders of other core cities and say to Theresa May: give us the funding we need – or we risk failing our residents.
Bristol City Council will axe up to 1,000 jobs to save money - a sixth of its full time work force.Read the full story ›
New figures from the Prince's Trust has revealed nearly half of young people in the South West receive no support when searching for a job.Read the full story ›
New Business Improvement District approved for the English Riviera to increase visitor numbers and ensure future prosperity.Read the full story ›
SO HOW IS THE WOMEN'S AND THE MEN'S STATE PENSION CHANGING?
Hundreds of women have gathered at Westminster to protest the government's decision to delay the age they can take their state pension.Read the full story ›
There were happy faces at fish markets across the South West this morning as it was announced that Britain would exit the EU.Read the full story ›