Category: Unemployment

Government to axe ‘warmfront’ grants

The government are to continue the previous administration’s policy of gradually withdrawing ‘warmfront’ grants which entitles the elderly and needy to free insulation for their homes it has emerged. Chris Huhne the Energy minister, has announced that grants are to be phased out and replaced by loans under the new ‘green deal.’ In future loans…

County prepares to axe jobs

County Council Chiefs are preparing to swing the axe in anticipation of government public sector spending cuts to be announced in October and are already planning which services are going to get the chop. This year Hampshire has already seen in year funding cuts of £8.4million revenue and £9.6million capital, mainly effecting Children Services and…

Eastleigh Insurance giant to create a 100 new Jobs

Fortis Insurance has opened a second office in Tollgate, Chandlers Ford to handle the firm’s increasing growth and expanding workforce. Fortis, which already has more than 1,000 employees in Tollgate, has acquired office space in Turnpike House, opposite its current offices. The new office follows the announcement that the firm is to hire a further…

Top Tory in Town visit

Top Tory front bencher Theresa May, the Shadow Secretary of State for work and pensions was in Eastleigh today. The former Conservative party chairwoman and shadow minister for women – who had been instrumental in the drive to recruit more female candidates – was in Town at the invitation of Conservative PPC Maria Hutchings. Having…

Council’s open space puzzler

“Local residents are being consulted by the Council as part of a plan to help shape our plans for meeting the future needs and requirements for open space throughout the borough. The Council has produced a questionnaire that is available at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/openspaces which aims to obtain your thoughts and opinions on the quality, quantity and accessibility of open…