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Jobless figures tumble but squeeze on incomes ramps up

Jobless figures tumble but squeeze on incomes ramps up

The number of people claiming benefits fell heavily last month - but soaring inflation means few are better off.

'They are treated with utter contempt by government'

'They are treated with utter contempt by government'

A government agency is set to axe its Kent office with furious union bosses saying staff are being shown 'utter contempt' by Whitehall.

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'We need emergency budget now'

'We need emergency budget now'

A leading business organisation in the county has joined a call for the Chancellor to hold an emergency budget to ease the cost of living crisis.

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Authority calls on firms to cash in on apprentices

Authority calls on firms to cash in on apprentices

The leader of the county council is urging firms to tap into funding available to help recruit more apprentices to help boost the local economy.

Firms claim costs for 'emotional turmoil' of theme park 'blight'

Firms claim costs for 'emotional turmoil' of theme park 'blight'

Businesses threatened with eviction due to proposals for a multi-billion pound theme park have submitted claims for costs due to trade and job losses.

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Trio of ambassadors unveiled

Trio of ambassadors unveiled

A business organisation has revealed the latest three ambassadors for its Kent branch.

Major event's £25m expectations

Major event's £25m expectations

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the largest regional business event returns to the county in May.

MegaGrowth 50 bounces back for 2022

MegaGrowth 50 bounces back for 2022

A list of the fastest growing companies in the county is making a return for its 19th outing.

Firm mourns loss of pioneering chairman

Firm mourns loss of pioneering chairman

A company started in 1957 in Kent and which has now got offices across the UK, has paid tribute to its pioneering chairman who has passed away.

Hundreds set for summit's return

Hundreds set for summit's return

One of the county's top networking events returns for its fifth annual outing next week - with 300 delegates expected.

Hundreds of mourners pay respects to Conway chairman

Hundreds of mourners pay respects to Conway chairman

Family and friends have said their final farewells to the leader of one of the county's most successful firms.

'We want to turnover £1bn in five years'

'We want to turnover £1bn in five years'

A property contractor has strengthened its board as it set its sights on growth and a £1bn turnover target.

Jobless figures fall but squeeze on budgets intensifies

Jobless figures fall but squeeze on budgets intensifies

The number of people claiming benefits fell again last month - but rising inflation will hit many household budgets hard.

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Bakery empire to open 12th shop in the county

Bakery empire to open 12th shop in the county

A family-run bakery business is opening another branch in Kent, taking over an empty Shoe Zone shop.

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Survey reveals majority fear inflationary squeeze

Survey reveals majority fear inflationary squeeze

A poll of SMEs has revealed many remain anxious at rising costs - while just 4% say Brexit has had a positive impact on them.

Aldi creating 175 jobs in Kent paying up to £63k

Aldi creating 175 jobs in Kent paying up to £63k

A supermarket giant is creating 175 jobs across Kent, with salaries of up to £63,000.

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'I'm in no-man's land after bolt out of the blue sacking'

'I'm in no-man's land after bolt out of the blue sacking'

A sacked P&O worker who was nearing his 30th year with the firm has described the devastating impact it's had on him and his colleagues.

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P&O boss refuses to u-turn on sackings

P&O boss refuses to u-turn on sackings

The P&O boss who told government he'd broken the law and would "do it all again" has refused to u-turn on the firm's shock sacking of 800 staff.

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P&O cancellations enter 10th day

P&O cancellations enter 10th day

Ferry service cancellations by disgraced operator P&O have entered their 10th day with the company now having lost millions since sacking 800 staff.

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Halifax bank set to close in Kent

Halifax bank set to close in Kent

The Lloyds Banking Group has axed 60 branches across the UK due to rise in people using online services, and one in Kent will close.

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