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General | 8th July 2020

One million PPE items distributed to frontline workers

Over 1 million items of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) have now been distributed to frontline staff by the City of Wolverhampton Council since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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One million PPE items distributed to frontline workers08/07/2020
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General | 7th July 2020

Contractor appointed to build new Heath Town homes

City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed a contractor to build the first new council homes as part of a major transformation of the Heath Town estate.
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Contractor appointed to build new Heath Town homes07/07/2020
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General | 26th June 2020

New video showcases the changing face of Dudley

The face of Dudley is changing – and a new video launched today showcases the near £1 billion regeneration programme set to transform the town centre over the next decade.
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New video showcases the changing face of Dudley26/06/2020
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General | 26th June 2020

Council task group ensures businesses receive vital grants

A City of Wolverhampton Council task group has gone the extra mile to ensure all city businesses eligible for vital coronavirus grants are aware of the funds available to them.
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Council task group ensures businesses receive vital grants26/06/2020
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General | 24th June 2020

Two Sandwell charities receive COVID-19 cash grants

Two charitable organisations in Smethwick have received funding to help support local projects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Two Sandwell charities receive COVID-19 cash grants24/06/2020
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General | 18th June 2020

CityFibre makes pledge to support Wolverhampton jobs

CityFibre - the UK’s third national digital infrastructure company - has become the latest employer to sign the Wolves at Work pledge.
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CityFibre makes pledge to support Wolverhampton jobs18/06/2020
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General | 17th June 2020

Sandwell passes £50 million mark in “lifeline” business grants paid

Sandwell Council has now paid more than £50 million in “lifeline” grants to more than 4,500 businesses.
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Sandwell passes £50 million mark in “lifeline” business grants paid17/06/2020
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General | 15th June 2020

Plans in place for non-essential shops reopening

Wolverhampton is gearing up for the reopening of non-essential shops from today (Monday 15 June)
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Plans in place for non-essential shops reopening15/06/2020
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General | 15th June 2020

Get 'HS2 ready' with free weekly webinars

Attend HS2's onboard local weekly webinars to find out more about the ways you can get your business ‘HS2 ready’
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Get 'HS2 ready' with free weekly webinars15/06/2020
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General | 11th June 2020

i9 office development reaches sky-high milestone

City of Wolverhampton Council’s eye-catching modern office development i9 is set to start emerging from the ground next month.
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i9 office development reaches sky-high milestone11/06/2020
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General | 8th June 2020

FinditintheBlackCountry member diversifies by supplying PPE vending machines

Walsall-based Coinadrink Ltd's new machines are catching the eye with a selection of hand sanitiser and face masks.
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FinditintheBlackCountry member diversifies by supplying PPE vending machines08/06/2020
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General | 5th June 2020

Cash support for small businesses in Dudley

Small businesses can now access cash grants to help tackle the impact of coronavirus as part of a £2.2million fund.
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Cash support for small businesses in Dudley05/06/2020
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General | 5th June 2020

Ambitious Future High Street Fund final bid submitted

City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted a final bid for over £20million to the Government’s Future High Street Fund to help deliver its ambitious city centre vision.
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Ambitious Future High Street Fund final bid submitted05/06/2020
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General | 4th June 2020

Small businesses urged to apply to new grants fund

Almost 250 businesses have submitted applications to City of Wolverhampton Council’s new Discretionary Grants Fund since it went live at 12pm on Monday.
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Small businesses urged to apply to new grants fund04/06/2020
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General | 2nd June 2020

New funding support for small and micro businesses

Sandwell Council is inviting applications from today from local businesses for a new COVID-19 support grant.
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New funding support for small and micro businesses02/06/2020
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General | 27th May 2020

FinditinCW opens booking for its first 'Meet the Buyer' webinar

SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire can find out about how they can access upcoming contracts connected with HS2 and Tier 1 contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci JV
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FinditinCW opens booking for its first 'Meet the Buyer' webinar27/05/2020
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General | 22nd May 2020

Phase one of new railway station to open on Monday

Phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station will open to the public on Monday (25 May).
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Phase one of new railway station to open on Monday22/05/2020
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General | 18th May 2020

Have your say on plans to improve children’s play area

City of Wolverhampton Council is consulting with the public to assist in the decision-making process with plans to improve a children’s play area in need of refurbishment
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Have your say on plans to improve children’s play area18/05/2020
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General | 13th May 2020

Wolves in Business portal launched for critical support

City of Wolverhampton Council has today (Wednesday) launched a new business portal to further support city businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
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Wolves in Business portal launched for critical support13/05/2020
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General | 13th May 2020

Nearly 70% of business grant applications in Sandwell now processed – more than 3,000 businesses paid

Vital grants have now been paid to more than 3,000 Sandwell businesses – worth a total of £34.4 million – to help them during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
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Nearly 70% of business grant applications in Sandwell now processed – more than 3,000 businesses paid13/05/2020
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General | 12th May 2020

Almost 3,000 Wolverhampton businesses receive vital grants

Close to 3,000 City of Wolverhampton businesses have now received vital coronavirus support grants.
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Almost 3,000 Wolverhampton businesses receive vital grants12/05/2020
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General | 12th May 2020

Lockdown gives green light for smoother journeys in Wolverhampton

City of Wolverhampton Council has been carrying out essential highway maintenance works across the city whilst the roads have been quieter during the lockdown period.
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Lockdown gives green light for smoother journeys in Wolverhampton12/05/2020
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General | 7th May 2020

i54 western extension enters new phase of works

An expansion of a major Midlands business park has moved into the next phase with preparation for factory platforms and services infrastructure works starting.
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i54 western extension enters new phase of works07/05/2020
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General | 5th May 2020

Eligible city businesses urged to submit grants claim form

Eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses who have yet to claim their coronavirus business support grants are being urged to submit their online form.
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Eligible city businesses urged to submit grants claim form05/05/2020
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General | 5th May 2020

Are you a Sandwell business that still needs to apply for a business grant?

Sandwell Council has now paid ‘lifeline’ grants to more than 2,400 businesses – totalling nearly £28 million – to help them tackle the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19).
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Are you a Sandwell business that still needs to apply for a business grant?05/05/2020
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General | 28th April 2020

‘Lifeline’ grants paid to more than 1,500 Sandwell businesses – but 2,100 businesses yet to apply

Sandwell Council has now paid ‘lifeline’ grants to more than 1,500 businesses – worth a total of £18.1 million – to help them tackle the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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‘Lifeline’ grants paid to more than 1,500 Sandwell businesses – but 2,100 businesses yet to apply28/04/2020
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General | 24th April 2020

West Midlands recovery plan to be drawn up as scale of Covid-19 impact on regional economy is revealed

A recovery action plan is to be drawn up specifically tailored to help the West Midlands economy bounce back quickly once lockdown restrictions start to be lifted.
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West Midlands recovery plan to be drawn up as scale of Covid-19 impact on regional economy is revealed24/04/2020
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General | 24th April 2020

HS2 station plans approved

Birmingham's landmark Curzon Street station is the first HS2 station in the UK to get planning approval after councillors voted unanimously for it.
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HS2 station plans approved24/04/2020
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General | 23rd April 2020

More than £30m extra in business rates relief issued

City of Wolverhampton Council has so far delivered an extra £31.8 million in rates relief for the financial year 2020-21 to support city businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.
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More than £30m extra in business rates relief issued23/04/2020
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General | 23rd April 2020

A brand-new Findit launches in the West Midlands

A new business Findit site aimed at SMEs in Coventry and Warwickshire has been launched today (Thursday 23 April) to provide organisations with high-profile supply chain opportunities, news and events...
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A brand-new Findit launches in the West Midlands23/04/2020
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General | 22nd April 2020

Sandwell Council’s employment advisers are open for business

Sandwell Council’s Employment and Skills and Connexions teams are continuing to offer support to residents, young people and employers during the coronavirus emergency.
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Sandwell Council’s employment advisers are open for business22/04/2020
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General | 20th April 2020

More than £20m in grants now paid to eligible businesses

More than £20 million in business grants has been paid to 1,857 eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses since 6 April
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More than £20m in grants now paid to eligible businesses20/04/2020
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General | 20th April 2020

In it together – Council and SLT lend a helping hand

Sandwell Council’s food distribution hub has been at the forefront of ensuring older and vulnerable residents are fed during the coronavirus crisis.
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In it together – Council and SLT lend a helping hand20/04/2020
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General | 15th April 2020

West Midlands Combined Authority launches new 'COVID-19 Support Platform'

In these testing and unprecedented times, the West Midlands community is rallying to offer support for frontline services, businesses and citizens affected by COVID-19.
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West Midlands Combined Authority launches new 'COVID-19 Support Platform'15/04/2020
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General | 14th April 2020

Coronavirus: West Midlands businesses urged to join protective equipment ‘battle’

The CBI has urged even more businesses in the region to join the ‘battle’ to produce protective equipment for the NHS and front-line workers.
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Coronavirus: West Midlands businesses urged to join protective equipment ‘battle’14/04/2020
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General | 14th April 2020

West Midlands Board for Tourism asks UK Government to expand support for region’s visitor economy

Industry leaders from the West Midlands have come together to highlight how the government can provide more support for the region’s tourism businesses during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
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West Midlands Board for Tourism asks UK Government to expand support for region’s visitor economy14/04/2020
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General | 9th April 2020

Help for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic

Sandwell Council is contacting businesses who may be entitled to a government grant during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Help for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic09/04/2020
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General | 9th April 2020

Digital employment and skills support portal created

City of Wolverhampton Council has created a digital portal for people to access the latest employment and skills opportunities on offer during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Digital employment and skills support portal created09/04/2020
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General | 7th April 2020

More than £2m in grants already paid to eligible businesses

More than £2million in small business grants has already been paid to 189 eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses less than a week after the scheme went live
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More than £2m in grants already paid to eligible businesses07/04/2020
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General | 7th April 2020

Developer unveils plans for £14m residential scheme

The former Telecom House on Church Street in the centre of Wolverhampton is set to be turned into a residential scheme
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Developer unveils plans for £14m residential scheme07/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

New grants available for industry impacted by Covid-19

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.
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New grants available for industry impacted by Covid-1906/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

Could your business donate or supply PPE for frontline workers?

City of Wolverhampton Council is appealing to businesses to donate spare personal protective equipment
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Could your business donate or supply PPE for frontline workers?06/04/2020
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General | 6th April 2020

Black Country accountancy firm helps businesses manage the impact of COVID-19

One of the region’s leading chartered accountancy practices has launched an information hub to help local businesses overcome the issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Black Country accountancy firm helps businesses manage the impact of COVID-1906/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

Emergency funding opportunities for cultural sector

City of Wolverhampton Council is urging organisations and individuals in the cultural sector to apply for emergency funding available from Arts Council England.
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Emergency funding opportunities for cultural sector02/04/2020
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General | 2nd April 2020

Covid-19: Update for construction industry

Thursday 2 April news - Updated Site Operating Procedures
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Covid-19: Update for construction industry02/04/2020
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General | 1st April 2020

Council sets up new business phone line as grants go live

City of Wolverhampton Council has set up a new dedicated phone line to provide business support during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Council sets up new business phone line as grants go live01/04/2020
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General | 30th March 2020

Call for businesses to donate PPE for carers and other Sandwell Council services

Businesses are being urged to donate spare personal protective equipment (PPE) for Sandwell Council staff.
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Call for businesses to donate PPE for carers and other Sandwell Council services30/03/2020
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General | 27th March 2020

Construction work at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Construction work resumed yesterday (26 March) on the site of the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Londonderry Lane, Smethwick, following a 24-hour pause.
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Construction work at Sandwell Aquatics Centre27/03/2020
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General | 26th March 2020

Council informs businesses how to confirm grants eligibility

City of Wolverhampton Council will start sending letters and emails from tomorrow (Friday) to the thousands of city businesses eligible to receive grants from the Government's Small Business Grant Fun...
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Council informs businesses how to confirm grants eligibility26/03/2020
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General | 24th March 2020

Findit's tips for working at home

A lot of us are now working from home and it’s fair to say we’ve never experienced a time like this.
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Findit's tips for working at home24/03/2020