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Kent councils' gender pay gap revealed

Kent councils' gender pay gap revealed

03 April 2018

Men are paid more than women in 13 out of 14 councils in the county, according to the latest figures.

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Apprentice numbers decline despite council campaign

Apprentice numbers decline despite council campaign

03 April 2018

A council has been left redfaced a year after it launched a campaign to double apprenticeship numbers as figures show a fall in new starters.

Firms dispute council traffic figures

Firms dispute council traffic figures

29 March 2018

Business owners have taken a sceptical view of council figures about rush hour traffic around a busy industrial park.

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Training centre opens

Training centre opens

29 March 2018

An apprenticeship training firm has opened a new engineering centre following a £500,000 investment.

Uni action to tackle skills crisis

Uni action to tackle skills crisis

29 March 2018

Business owners hope new schools in medicine and engineering will address "slim pickings" in the labour market and avert a Brexit skills crisis.

Medal winner to speak at show

Medal winner to speak at show

28 March 2018

Winter Paralympian and downhill skiing world champion Millie Knight will be the headline speaker at Kent's longest-running business exhibition.

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New boss at investment agency

New boss at investment agency

26 March 2018

A new chief executive will take over an organisation which has attracted hundreds of businesses to the county, replacing its boss of nearly 20 years.

Academy trust seeking entirely new top team

Academy trust seeking entirely new top team

25 March 2018

The boss of an academy trust which runs schools across Kent has dismissed concerns of a staffing crisis despite the entire top team leaving.

Visit Kent boss to step down

Visit Kent boss to step down

22 March 2018

The boss of an organisation promoting tourism in the county has announced she is quitting after 13 years.

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Calls for clarity on 'vital' migrant labour

Calls for clarity on 'vital' migrant labour

22 March 2018

The new chairman of Kent's branch of the National Farmers' Union has called for clarity from the government on access to migrant labour after Brexit.

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Dole queues up nearly 900

Dole queues up nearly 900

21 March 2018

Jobcentres in the county recorded a huge rise in the number of people on unemployment benefits last month.

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Studios boss honoured by council

Studios boss honoured by council

15 March 2018

A media entrepreneur has received this year’s prestigious Kent Invicta Award for his contribution to the county's economy.

Openreach launches recruitment drive

Openreach launches recruitment drive

15 March 2018

More than 60 trainee engineers will be hired across Kent as to install superfast broadband.

Goodman's warning over scams

Goodman's warning over scams

14 March 2018

Former Strictly judge and Kent dancing school owner Len Goodman is raising awareness about financial scams affecting the older generation.

University strikes to continue

University strikes to continue

13 March 2018

Kent University staff are to carry on with industrial action after turning down a deal to end a row about pensions.

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Decision delayed over Jools neighbour row

Decision delayed over Jools neighbour row

13 March 2018

A row between musician Jools Holland and his wedding venue neighbour has not been decided today - after councillors said they needed more time.

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Eeyore Chancellor 'Tigger-like' over economy

Eeyore Chancellor 'Tigger-like' over economy

13 March 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered an optimistic assessment of the UK economy saying “there is light at the end of the tunnel" after austerity.

170 jobs to go at biotechnology company

170 jobs to go at biotechnology company

12 March 2018

Scores of workers at a biotechnology company are set to lose their jobs after bosses decided to relocate to Mexico, China and Denmark.

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Uni backs lecturers' calls for pension talks

Uni backs lecturers' calls for pension talks

12 March 2018

University bosses have joined forces with striking lecturers in a bid to alter plans to change pensions which have caused weeks of industrial action.

Car dealer's apprenticeship drive

Car dealer's apprenticeship drive

08 March 2018

Motor retailer Lookers is aiming to hire more than 160 apprentices.

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