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Mayor gets unanimous Board go-ahead for Market Town multi-million giveaway

3 June 2020

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.

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'Starting gun fired' on Region's own Climate Change strategy to eradicate emissions by 2050

3 June 2020

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.

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Micro Grants boosting Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's smallest businesses during coronavirus

2 June 2020

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.

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Mayor’s Masterplan: £13.1 million for eleven Market Town makeovers

1 June 2020

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.

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Issue 25: Free Webinars and examples of businesses opening safely

1 June 2020

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

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Mayor reiterates his opposition to the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Cambourne to Cambridge Busway

28 May 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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Issue 24: Free business webinar and timeline for retail to reopen in June

27 May 2020

If you are a Business Membership Organisation, please share this widely amongst your member companies and networks.Tell us about impact on your business Covid-19: support for businesses - updated 19 May 2020 

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Mayor James Palmer urges people to use free recruitment service launched by Combined Authority, as number of people claiming unemployment benefits in the region more than doubles since countrywide lockdown

20 May 2020

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.

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Issue 23: Latest updates and announcements for Business

20 May 2020

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 

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