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District Councils open additional restrictions support grant schemes

The six District Councils across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are now accepting applications for their respective Additional Restrictions Support Grant schemes. Resource has been made available from Central Government for District Councils across the region to help those businesses which are not eligible for the Local Restriction Support Grant but are still severely impacted by the […]

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Lancaster Way Roundabout improvements set for decision

Improvements to the Lancaster Way roundabout are set to be discussed at the Highways and Transport Committee next week (Tuesday, 10 November). Following improvements at the A10/A142 ‘BP’ roundabout nearby, where works were completed ahead of schedule last month, transport studies have shown that improvements at Lancaster Way roundabout will unlock further benefits – helping […]

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£6.2m Haverhill EpiCentre officially opens

The EpiCentre in Haverhill, was opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries on Monday November 2nd. Present at the opening of the innovation centre was Austen Adams Chairman of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Business Board, Councillor John Griffiths the leader of West Suffolk Council and Nic Rumsey, managing director of developer Jaynic. Already […]

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Fieldwork Robotics Awarded £50,000 to Further Develop Fruit Picking Robot

Fieldwork Robotics have been awarded a grant of more than £50,000 towards a £100,000 project to further develop its autonomous robot. The Histon-based business has been supported with a grant from the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative, an initiative run by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. Fieldwork Robotics have already developed an autonomous robot that […]

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Report reveals the impacts of Covid-19 on business and employment across the region

A report commissioned by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has highlighted the impacts of Covid-19 on business and employment across the region. The report was commissioned jointly by the Combined Authority Board and the Business Board and is based on analysis conducted in August 2020. The report aims to provide an up to date […]

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority #RescuetoRecovery Retraining Scheme prioritises retraining and getting people back to work

At a time when economic recovery is more important than ever, the Cambridgeshire &Peterborough Combined Authority prioritises individuals by supporting them to retrain into new jobs. According to the ONS figures to the end of July, the number of people on payrolls in the UK has decreased by 730,000 since March. Meanwhile, in July 26,630 […]

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New £30 million university for Peterborough is officially launched by Universities Minister

Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan has today (14 July) announced Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) as the official higher education partner for a new employment-focused university in Peterborough, an initiative by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) in collaboration with Peterborough City Council (PCC). ARU will deliver the curriculum for the new university, […]

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

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. It was launched quickly […]

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Key study into Cambridgeshire Metro finds ‘compelling case’ to move forward with transformational scheme

A detailed report examining the feasibility of a metro system for Greater Cambridge and the wider region has found a ‘compelling case’ for the scheme.   The Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC), published this week, found the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) would unlock significant growth, offers high value for money and would provide the transformational […]

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