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‘Wolves@Work’ delivers jobs boost for City of Wolverhampton

Wolves@Work has helped put almost 500 local people into jobs in just over four months since its official launch. The City of Wolverhampton Council employment initiative in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was unveiled at Wolverhampton Racecourse on January 25. The figures are a major boost for the programme, which is…

Wolverhampton among top UK cities to raise a family

City of Wolverhampton is one of the top UK cities to raise a family – that’s according to MoneySuperMarket’s new index The Family Living Index was created to guide parents – or soon to be parents – looking to futureproof their next move. The Index analysed 35 of the UK’s biggest cities against key factors…

First council in England to achieve BSL charter pledge 2

City of Wolverhampton Council has become the first council in England to achieve the British Deaf Association’s (BDA) pledge 2 status.  It is one of five pledges set out by the BDA’s charter for British Sign Language – and the council is currently working on completing two more.  Pledge 2 promotes learning and high quality…

Wolverhampton Workers’ Memorial Day

Cllr Roger Lawrence joined with the TUC and other guests on 28th April at the cenotaph in Wolverhampton to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day. This year’s theme was Good health and safety for all workers whoever they are and focussed on inequalities in occupational health and the role unions play in narrowing the inequalities gap; hidden and…

Council signs up to TUC’s ‘Dying to Work’ Charter

City of Wolverhampton Council is the latest employer to sign up to the ‘Dying to Work’ Voluntary Charter – following in the footsteps of companies such as E-On, Legal and General and the Co-op. The charter is aimed at helping employees who become terminally ill at work. The Charter was signed on April 24 by…

fDi manufacturing jobs figures put Wolverhampton on top

City of Wolverhampton has been ranked as the number one Western European City for manufacturing in terms of job creation. The figures have been released by fDi Magazine – the flagship publication for the fDi Intelligence portfolio and published by the Financial Times Ltd. The West Midlands region was also ranked number one in the Western European State standings…

The latest news from Bushbury North ward

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Parliamentary Group praise for scheme tackling fuel poverty

          City of Wolverhampton Council’s Affordable Warmth Grant Assistance programme has been hailed as an example of best practice by an All Party Parliamentary Group. The scheme is aimed at vulnerable private sector residents in need of help with heating measures. City of Wolverhampton has always been at the forefront of…