On LFIG’s trip to West Cumbria we were given a glimpse of the interplay between the nuclear industry and local SMEs. The nuclear industry dominates the West Cumbrian economy, and has led to the development of an ecosystem of SMEs.
I left wanting to retrain as a Plumber. That was no small achievement for Britain’s Energy Coast Construction Skills Centre (“BECCSC”). I was an “academic” student at secondary school: I excelled at writing and in core academic subjects. I never took
At the end of March, Llandudno will be hosting the Welsh Labour conference. It will be a great opportunity to highlight our policies – and provide a welcome boost to the small and medium sized companies that are the mainstay
At a time of high youth unemployment, with more than 1 million young people in the UK still out of work, there is a real need to create apprenticeships and find ways of getting our future generation trained and employed.
Government in the UK – at central, regional and local level – enjoys enormous purchasing power. In 2011-12, UK Central Government alone spent £45bn buying goods and services for the public sector – equivalent to 3% of our GDP. Using
It is quite something to oppose a project supported by all three main parties – but not UKIP – and which is touted as vital for the British economy. Moreover, it seems even more unlikely that a railway specialist such
The most important issue in Aberconwy, like much of the rest of the country is jobs and the economy. The latest estimate is that there are 3,400 people in the constituency looking for work. Last year in his conference speech