The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board has today voted to approve the acceleration of a government scheme to help people retrain and develop new skills to support their employment following Covid-19.
The Board of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority today unanimously approved triggering the process through which eleven market towns can bid for millions of pounds to help them build the future they want.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, has today announced Baroness Brown of Cambridge as Chair of a new independent Climate Change Commission for the region, which will begin work this month.
104 of the smallest businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been awarded grant funding to help them adapt to the economic shock of coronavirus via a new scheme launched in response to the pandemic.The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Micro Grant Scheme is for businesses with five employees or fewer.
Mayor James Palmer will this week ask the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board to trigger the process by which the region’s market towns can apply for millions of pounds to help them unlock opportunity and shape their own future.
If you are a Business Membership Organisation, please share this widely amongst your member companies and networks. Tell us about the impact on your businessCovid-19: support for businesses - updates 1 June 2020
James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has reiterated his opposition to the Cambourne to Cambridge Busway following the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s (GCP) decision to proceed with its scheme against his advice.The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor Palmer, is the Transport Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and sets the Local Transport Policy for the area.Whilst the GCP have had their next tranche of funding for the City Deal released by government, it calls for continued close collaboration with the Combine Authority to ensure future success.
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The first data on the number of people claiming job seekers allowance since the UK was put into lockdown on 23rd of March has revealed the number has more than doubled across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in the space of just one month.Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics showed the number of people claiming job seekers allowance across Cambridgeshire andPeterborough has risen by 58% in April 2020, compared to the previous month.To help get people back into work, Mayor James Palmer is urging people and businesses to use the CPCA Talent Portal, a commission free, online recruitment platform launched by the Combined Authority of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.Businesses with staff vacancies can send job posts to the Talent Portal team who will advertise job posts for free, identify people with the right skills and connect employers with potential candidates for interview.People looking for new roles can use the Talent Portal to browse opportunities, upload their CV, apply for positions, and contact potential employers.Mayor James Palmer, said:“There is no doubt the nationwide lockdown has hit local businesses and communities hard and the surge in the number of people claiming jobseekers’ allowance across the region is further evidence of that.
If you are a Business Membership Organisation, please share this widely amongst your member companies and networks. Tell us about the impact on your businessCovid-19: support for businesses - updated 19 May 2020