economic growth

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Surrey Future launches to promote economic growth

Boosting investment in infrastructure is a key aim of a new group launched to promote economic growth in Surrey. Surrey Future brings together all Surrey’s councils and business leaders to take a co-ordinated approach to targeting projects for the next 20-plus years. Its immediate aims are: • Supporting the local economy by reducing roads congestion • Drawing … Continue reading

BuildSurrey website launches to boost business

A new website has been launched to help businesses win contracts as part of Surrey County Council’s pledge to keep spending local. BuildSurrey – which can be found at – lets firms pitch for building construction and repair work that the county council and its main contractors need doing. Local builders and electricians among others can … Continue reading

Surrey helping to prop up UK economy

Surrey County Council is calling for targeted investment in the South East to accelerate the UK’s economic recovery, after new research revealed the region will contribute more than a third of the nation’s entire tax income this year. Oxford Economics has forecast that London and the South East will pay 36% of the nation’s tax … Continue reading

Council features in national discussion on economic growth

Iain Reeve, Surrey County Council’s Assistant Director, Economy, Transport and Planning, has taken part in a debate organised by the Guardian about the role of local authorities in stimulating economic growth.

Surrey leader welcomes growth-boosting measures

Following Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, Surrey County Council leader David Hodge said: “The Government is right to prioritise growth-boosting measures such as infrastructure and help for small businesses. “Good road schemes, such as the recently announced M3 widening in Surrey, help businesses run more efficiently and create jobs and just like the Government we’re … Continue reading

Council close to target of filling 100 apprenticeships

A drive to fill 100 apprenticeship places in a year at Surrey County Council is close to reaching its target with nearly five months to go. So far 77 apprenticeships have been arranged at the authority following the initiative’s launch in April. They have been offered in areas such as youth work, administration, social care, … Continue reading

Surrey plays part in UK’s economic boost

Following news that the UK economy has grown by 1%, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Peter Martin said: “This is extremely positive news and Surrey is pleased to have played its part in helping to drive the UK’s recovery. “The Olympic cycling events we staged provided a huge shot in the arm for the economy. The … Continue reading

Cabinet member speaks about economic growth at Westminster event

Surrey County Council Cabinet member Tony Samuels today (25 April) spoke at a Westminster event looking at how councils and businesses can work better together to stimulate economic growth. The event also examined ways councils and firms could join forces to transform public services. Joining Mr Samuels for the discussion were Andy Bagnall, head of … Continue reading

Surrey signs economic growth pledge

Surrey County Council today (11 January) joined seven other local authorities in signing a new plan to work together to promote economic growth in the Gatwick area. Following the signing of the Gatwick Diamond Memorandum of Understanding, Surrey County Council’s deputy leader Peter Martin, said: “This signals our commitment to working as part of one … Continue reading


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