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Brexit Briefing No. 55: Rumours swirl around Brexit deal (Week Beginning 8th October 2018).

It has been a rollercoaster few months laden with speculation on which way the Brexit winds were blowing. Earlier this week was no different. On Monday and Tuesday, diplomats were briefing that a deal was tantalisingly close to being agreed. Negotiators were hunkered down inside the European Commission's Berlaymont building, trying to hammer the details of the withdrawal agreement. While there were no meetings between EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart Dominic Raab, the Prime Minister’s top Europe advisor Olly Robbins was spotted in Brussels after holding talks with the EU’s deputy negotiator Sabine Weyand.

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Unemployment Briefing - August 2018.

The latest unemployment claimant figures for August have been released, and show our Conservative number one priority of having a productive Staffordshire economy continues to work.

The latest position shows a positive picture with Staffordshire’s unemployment claimant count rate remaining low and unchanged at 1.3%. The monthly rate also remains lower than both the national and regional picture.

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"News You Can Use" - September 2018.

This is the September 2018 edition of Staffordshire County Council's "News You Can Use" Newspaper.

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We're freezing fuel duty for the ninth year in a row

We're freezing fuel duty for the ninth year in a row, cutting tax and making the UK a country of opportunity for all. So that no matter where you come from or what your circumstances, if you work hard and play by the rules, you will be fairly rewarded.

More high-quality apprenticeships

We want to help businesses train the workers of the future as well as giving older workers the skills they need in a changing economy. We’re doubling funding for apprenticeships to £2.45 billion by 2019-20.