The care industry is facing a growing workforce crisis – a crisis which, according to IPPR research, is ‘undermining the sustainability of the system and quality of care across the north of England’. Given that Greater Manchester (and beyond) is facing challenges associated with an ageing population, the findings are very worrying.
It was recently announced that long-term unemployed disabled people will have access to a dedicated key worker to help them find sustainable employment. Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, said that the new £40 million funding is expected to help 10,000 people nationwide.
The Creative Industries Minister, Margot James, recently announced that more than £20 million is being invested into creative industries in the UK. It’s hoped that the funding will help to attract new talent, boost education and skills and help existing creative businesses to scale up their operations.
New figures from HMRC show that the number of businesses exporting goods in the United Kingdom has increased to 110,000 - a rise of 1.5% from the same quarter last year. In the year ending September 2018, exports of goods from England alone increased by 3.1% to £247.6 billion.
This week, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright called upon the tourism industry to do what it can to promote the sector throughout the year and increase clear career paths.
We are pleased to announce that The Growth Company has been selected as the winner of the Education & Training Social Enterprise award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards, held last night at the Guildhall in the City of London.
A new £20 million initiative, designed to embed advanced digital technology across the North West’s manufacturing sector to boost productivity has been launched.
The UK has a vibrant and expanding angel investment scene. In Manchester however business angel activity, as with many things, is done differently. Our approach is part of an evolving co-investment model which enables the ever-growing pool of entrepreneurial talent and private capital in the city and surrounding regions to connect and get deals done.
GC Angels, Greater Manchester’s response to angel and early stage equity, hosted senior representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the British Business Bank (BBB), UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) HM Treasury, Innovate UK and angel investors from across the region today (20th November 2018) to discuss the future of angel investment as a force for growth in Greater Manchester and the North.
Recent findings from the Lloyds Bank UK Consumer Digital Index 2017 showed that over 11 million adults in the UK don’t have the basic digital skills required to operate effectively day-to-day. Even more shockingly, 4.3 million adults have no digital skills whatsoever.