£500,000 to boost skills and business

Darlington and Stockton Times: £500,000 to boost skills and business £500,000 to boost skills and business

HALF-a-million pounds could be set aside to boost employment opportunities.

Durham County Council’s Labour cabinet will next week (Wednesday, February 12) be asked to assign the cash to projects helping young people find work or start their own business.

The cabinet will also discuss giving an extra £10,000 to each of the county’s 14 Area Action Partnerships (AAPs) to help people affected by welfare reforms.

It is estimated 95,000 households across the county will be affected by such changes.

Council leader Simon Henig said: “By helping people find practical and longer-term solutions in response to welfare changes, we aim to limit the need for short-term emergency support.”

The issues will be debated at a cabinet meeting in Spennymoor next Wednesday (February 12).

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4:56pm Tue 4 Feb 14

roaduser98 says...

Where has this money suddenly appeared from? The council are supposed to be short of money for service which it provides. Another Henig specialty response to a problem which this money attempts to resolve. It hasn't worked before and it won't this time either. May be while he and the cabinet are in Spennymoor they can look at the flagship development at Thinford. The street lights are abundant and are illuminated all night and sometimes during the day on what appears to be waste ground. Things will be different when the promised shopping centre is built on this unused space.
Where has this money suddenly appeared from? The council are supposed to be short of money for service which it provides. Another Henig specialty response to a problem which this money attempts to resolve. It hasn't worked before and it won't this time either. May be while he and the cabinet are in Spennymoor they can look at the flagship development at Thinford. The street lights are abundant and are illuminated all night and sometimes during the day on what appears to be waste ground. Things will be different when the promised shopping centre is built on this unused space. roaduser98

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