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District Councils across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are now accepting applications for additional business support grants

The six District Councils across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are now accepting applications for their respective Additional Business 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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Issue 46: Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs The Chancellor has announced additional support to help businesses impacted by new lockdown restrictions get through until spring. Support includes one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring. […]

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Mayor’s statement on Covid vaccinations and the new national lockdown

“Despite news of the Covid vaccinations and increasing numbers of people being vaccinated,  the spread of the new variant Covid 19 has already led to rapidly escalating case numbers across our region and I recognise and  understand the Government’s concerns and the need for this inevitable nationwide lockdown. I am asking for a clear timetable […]

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Tier 4 support for businesses and self-employed people from the Growth Hub

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Growth Hub has launched a comprehensive support offering for businesses affected by the introduction of tier 4 restrictions, including the recruitment of additional staff to provide phone-based, high-quality, un-biased business resilience advice to business owners having to close or substantially curtail, their operations. The additional staff will give the […]

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Mayor’s Tier 4 Statement

“This evening I spoke with Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, following the Prime Minister’s statement moving Peterborough into Tier 4 from midnight tonight. I repeated my concern about the need for Government to support business, their staff and families affected by these new measures to avoid undue hardship. […]

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Mayor’s statement on Peterborough moving to Tier 3 restrictions

I have been urging Government to fully consider the full impact on families and businesses before altering tiers in this region, and I am pleased that Government has listened to our case. That being said, I am deeply disappointed for the businesses and residents of Peterborough.  Moving into Tier 3 will mean much stricter restrictions […]

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Mayor James Palmer welcomes 400 free courses for adult leaders

James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has welcomed an announcement from the Department for Education confirming that tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year. The fully-funded courses are the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, which was first announced by Central Government […]

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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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Combined Authority invest £710,000 to support the recovery of Cambridge city centre

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority have awarded a £710,000 Local Growth Fund grant to a partnership led by Cambridge City Council to support the recovery of Cambridge city centre from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership bid involving the city council, Cambridge Business Improvement District, Fitzwilliam Museum (Enterprises) Ltd and Cambridgeshire County […]

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Business Board Chairman Reacts to Spending Review

Reacting to the Spending Review held on Wednesday, November 25th Austen Adams the Chairman of the Business Board said: “The Chancellor made some very exciting announcements in the spending review, which will help to accelerate and strength our recovery from COVID-19 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. “It has been a tough year for business leaders, workers […]

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Fenland and East Cambridgeshire proposals win market town funding

The Combined Authority Board has today approved Combined Authority funding for a raft of imaginative projects for market towns in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. On the table was some £1.5 million for Chatteris, Ely, Soham and Whittlesey, all seeking to increase their pull for residents, visitors, and businesses. Future-proofing and history featured high on the […]

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Mayor backs Fenland and East Cambridgeshire proposals for market town funding

Mayor James Palmer will this week ask the Combined Authority Board to approve Combined Authority funding for a raft of imaginative projects for market towns in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. On the table, some £1.5 million for Chatteris, Ely, Soham and Whittlesey, all seeking to increase their pull for residents, visitors, and businesses. Future-proofing and […]

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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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Metalcraft secures funds for new training school

Stainless Metalcraft (Metalcraft) has appointed Ashe Construction as the main contractor for its new vocational training school, following a competitive public tender. The new training school will be located on Metalcraft’s Chatteris site and is funded through a £3.16 million Local Growth Fund grant from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. It will provide training […]

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Free CambWifi going live in Huntingdonshire market towns

Free public access Wifi is going live in market towns across Huntingdonshire to help residents keep connected and bolster local businesses through the dark days of Covid. CambWifi has just gone live in St Neots and will be available in St Ives, Ramsey and Huntingdon town centres this autumn, bringing users safe internet access when they […]

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Oxford to Cambridge Arc: a global asset and national investment priority

Bold vision to create a global hub for innovation and green development that inspires communities worldwide. The Oxford to Cambridge Arc, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer described as a “key economic priority” for the country, has unveiled its bold vision in a prospectus that has been submitted to Government. The Arc’s ambition is to […]

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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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Fenland towns set to bid for millions of pounds of Combined Authority investment

Preparations are under way in Fenland to win millions of pounds worth of Combined Authority investment for the district’s four market towns. The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, last month agreed to more than double the amount of investment for its Market Towns Programme – with £13.1million now available to […]

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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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Mayor’s Blog: The Urban Spaceman

After months being cooped up and locked down, it was wonderful to be walking through the fresh air of Cambridge market this week, meeting traders, city ambassadors, and shoppers face-to-face – well, space-to-space –  to ask how they’re doing, what they want, and what we can all do to help them. Up close(ish) and personal. […]

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Mayor welcomes selection of Cambridge South station preferred location

Network Rail has identified the preferred location of the proposed new railway station for Cambridge South. The chosen location corresponds with Option 1 presented to the public earlier this year and follows a review of engineering and design information together with the results of public consultation. James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, […]

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Mayor’s Blog: A Tale of Two Cities – and Eleven Market Towns.

We could all do with a pandemic pick-me-up and June hit the ground running with terrific news from the Combined Authority Board. More than a pick-me-up, it’s a big step forward.  Board members gave unanimous and very enthusiastic approval for our region’s market towns to apply for a share of a whopping £13.1 million to […]

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Mayor James Palmer hails rapid impact of Combined Authority’s coronavirus business grant scheme

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s rapid response to the coronavirus has so far seen £4.48 million in cash grants awarded to support local businesses. The newly created Covid-19 Capital Grant Scheme has now awarded money to 106 businesses across the region to fund investments which are forecast to protect 479 jobs and create a […]

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Mayor sets up Covid-19 ‘think-tank’ for Cambridgeshire business resilience

Meeting for the first time today, a new Covid-19 leadership group set up by Mayor James Palmer laid out a hard-hitting agenda to help the region keep its businesses going until the emergency is passed.   The Mayor’s aim in establishing the Mayor’s Forum – a single voice for business in Cambridgeshire – is to […]

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Mayor launches £2.3 million war chest

Mayor James Palmer today launches a region-wide campaign urging companies caught in the grip of the pandemic to apply for Covid-19 grants to help them ‘build muscle’ for better times. The Mayoral Combined Authority through its Business Board – which acts as Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s Local Enterprise Partnership – is urging small and medium sized […]

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