Author: Ed Colman

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New Cambridgeshire and Peterborough precept-funded bus routes revealed

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has today announced details of 30 new and improved mayoral precept funded bus routes across the region. These new and improved routes are based on feedback from more than 700 residents who responded to a region-wide consultation in December and January. Subject to procurement, the routes are currently estimated to […]

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Combined Authority bolsters Littleport to Cambridge bus service following cuts

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has acted quickly to plug the gap in the Littleport – Cambridge Route 9 bus service after Stagecoach drastically reduced the timetable.  The Combined Authority, which is responsible for transport across the region, has awarded a contract to A2B, a local and experienced bus operator. They will run a second […]

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Cambridgeshire companies to benefit from £1.84m agri-tech innovation fund

Three Cambridgeshire companies are among 12 regionally which have won £1.84 million of funding from the Innovate UK Launchpad for Agritech and Agrifood in Eastern England. This Innovate UK Launchpad provides innovation support and funding tailored to the wider region’s strengths from the forefront of crop and plant research, to harvesting, processing and packaging the […]

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Road Resurfacing Fund allocations

The Combined Authority has today (27th March 2024) published details of how two of our Constituent Authorities will spend their respective allocations from the government’s Roads Resurfacing Fund. This additional funding was made available to Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, via the Combined Authority, following the government’s decision to reallocate funds previously assigned […]

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Technology: the path from education to employment

By Al Kingsley, Business Board Member and Group Managing Director of NetSupport It’s a question that is often contemplated: what will the future workplace look like by the time today’s primary school students get there? I’m a passionate believer and advocate for broadening our learning pathways and creating opportunities for all of us as “lifelong […]

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£2million in grants to businesses from Growth Works to create over 300 jobs

Within weeks of launching, Growth Works has awarded over £2,000,000 to 32 businesses across the region. The grant funding is forecast to create 321 new jobs while stimulating £11.184 million in capital expenditure. Grants have been awarded region-wide and across a wide range of sectors including automotive, electronics, engineering, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, leisure, manufacturing, […]

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Growth Works with Skills launches new online platform to support employers, learners and workers

A new digital talent platform has been launched by Growth Works with Skills to help employers, learners and workers across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Growth Works with Skills is an innovative demand-led skills service connecting learners and employers with opportunities that enable growth. The online platform will allow employers to post their job and apprenticeship […]

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Business Board Approve Updated Local Economic Recovery Strategy

The Business Board, the region’s Local Enterprise Partnership, have approved an updated version of the Local Economic Recovery Strategy (LERS) for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough. In early 2020 Government asked Combined Authorities to develop recovery strategies, The Economic Recovery Strategy Group (ERSG) was formed to respond to the Economic and Business Impacts of COVID-19 and to […]

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£40,000 boost for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mid-life MOT trial

The Department for Work and Pensions has today announced a £40,000 funding boost in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help people take stock of their health, skills and wealth as part of later life planning. With the pandemic impacting people’s lives in different ways, many will already be reviewing their current situation – including those wanting […]

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