‘Invest in regional universities to rebalance UK economy’

Study of the economic impact of graduates recommends universities should be placed at the centre of strategies to boost regional growth.

Devolution Proposals Present Big Skills Challenge for LEPs
NIACE has reacted to the speech on the further devolution of resources to Local Enterprise Partnerships and cities by the Opposition.

Aerospace Boosting South-West Jobs
The UK’s aerospace industry is providing a welcome boost to jobs in the South West, according to latest figures.

Regional Labour Market Statistics, April 2014
The unemployment rate in Great Britain was highest in the North East (9.3%) and lowest in the South West (4.9%).

DWP – South West Employment Level Hits a New Record High
UK Unemployment has dropped below 7 per cent for the first time since the recession and employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation, figures published by the Office for National Statistics yesterday show.

Local Planning and Integration Vital for Youth Employment Initiative
Dr Fiona Aldridge, Assistant Director for Development and Research, NIACE, responded to the announcement of the Youth Employment Initiative – a £170m programme to help young people into work across nine Local Enterprise Partnerships areas.

ESF Social Enterprise Fifteen Cornwall Wins International Award
This month Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall won a top award at the Europe wide RegioStars 2014 run by the European Commission.

New Plan to Rekindle Solent’s Marine and Maritime Success
A new plan written by Marchmont aimed at creating a climate for sustainable growth in the marine and maritime industry in the Solent, linked to the Solent Strategic Economic Plan, has been published today.

Heart of the South West Partnership Welcomes RGF funding
The Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the announcement that four organisations in the area have been awarded government funding to help boost growth across the area

Superact’s New Exeter Office Brings More Employability Projects to Devon
Music and arts organisation Superact has relocated to Exeter in its latest phase of expansion.

Devon and Cornwall Police to Cut 90 More Officer Jobs
Ninety police officer jobs will be cut in Devon and Cornwall because of a government funding squeeze, the police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.

Torquay’s Bistrot Pierre Restaurant ‘to Create 60 Jobs’
A new restaurant is expected to create up to 60 jobs at a seaside resort in Devon, its owners say.

25,500 New Jobs – West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Unveils Ambitious Plans
The team tasked with driving Greater Bristol’s economy today unveiled a plan to create 25,500 jobs and invited the Government to “back a winner” by investing £90 million a year.

Attorney General Encourages Businesses in Gloucestershire to Continue Generating Growth and Jobs
The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General for England and Wales, called on Gloucestershire businesses to continue to understand and support the Government as it seeks to strengthen the national economy and reduce borrowing.

Engineering Gears Up in Gloucestershire
In Gloucestershire, manufacturing and engineering is one of our top strengths, accounting for over 13% of employment compared with the national average of 9%.