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Lib Dems call for more support for small businesses. Give the new Small Business Commissioner real teeth to tackle late payments by big businesses, including fining big suppliers who regularly fail to pay on time. Boost access to finance by requiring diversity within the financial sector, including encouraging new online lenders and supporting a regional […]

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Leading economic think tank, Centre for Cities, has released its report Cities Outlook 2015, which highlights the health of Peterborough as a city, compared to the rest of the nation. Population growth in cities, 2004-2013 I’m sure one or two right wingers will want to cite “population growth” as a major concern etc. But remember that […]

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Will Peterborough remain a Tesco town?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 11 January, 2015

  So Tesco have announced plans to close some stores throughout the UK? But what does this means for Peterborough, a place with several Tesco outlets and a distribution centre, at Parnwell? According to the report: The news comes after two years of troubles at Tesco, which has suffered falling sales and profit warnings. Last […]

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City Link news will mean job losses locally!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 26 December, 2014

It’s been reported that Parcel delivery company City Link, who have offices at Fengate, has gone into administration. Sadly this will mean redundancies locally? As always there are several questions already about how the company have gone about things. For example, it was only 6 months ago that the company were press releasing the fact […]

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The City Council were pretty quick to get a press release out about the latest Jobseeker’s Allowance figures for Peterborough, this week. I suspect that was because they’ve fallen to their lowest level this year? The number of claimants was 304 lower in September than in August, and has fallen by 33% since January (The […]

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