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Addressing Inequalities in Suffolk

For those who are disadvantaged either through personal circumstance or location


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Evidence that has been identified from a range of sources including Economic Participation base line study and ‘One Place Suffolk area assessment October 2009’ and indices of Multiple Deprivation highlights…..

  • Low levels of skills and qualifications of young people leaving school make it difficult for young people to gain employment ……current indications show an average number of young people continue in learning at 16, but too many have discontinued by age 17 where the proportion is consistently lower than average. More young people in Suffolk age 16-18 do not take part in education, employment or training than is the case in similar areas or in the rest of England’


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  • Suffolk has the lowest proportion of full time students in the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

  • Suffolk currently has the second lowest level of jobless young adults in the East of England. The figure for unemployment for under 20’s in the County stands at 15.7% whereas for the EoE it is 19.7%. The national average is 22.1%.


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  • There are not enough well paid jobs within Suffolk the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

  • one in three youngsters in Suffolk are dropping out of education completely at the age of 17

  • Business start up rates have fallen well below the regional average since 2005 with Suffolk placed 9 out of 10. The start up rate is particularly low in Mid Suffolk. The VAT registration rate in Suffolk in 2007 was 7.7 compared with 10.1 nationally


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ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.


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Jobseekers Allowance the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.


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Index Of Deprivation the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.


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Suffolk Economic Participation Programme 2007-2011 the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.


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  • Three key themes of the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

  • SKILLS

  • ENTERPRISE

  • EMPLOYABILITY


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EP 2007 – 11 the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

Investment made by EEDA

Total Investment made by EEDA & Partners


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Core Outputs Delivered the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.


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Current situation the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

  • EEDA funding is reducing.

  • Priorities are resting with local authorities and as such they must highlight what the priorities are and the level of investment to be made.

  • Strategic added value must be integrated, as EEDA are requiring VFM and clear justification of priorities and need


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Other Local Priorities the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

Mid Suffolk District Council

  • Allocation of Employment land to create the new Stowmarket Business and Enterprise Park, which will attract inward investment and higher paid jobs

  • Regeneration of Stowmarket town centre to get greater spend locally and stop leakage out of the district

  • Increasing both the value and volume of tourism spend into the district by 4% per annum. This particularly supports rural based businesses such as pubs, restaurants and village shops and keeps money circulating locally


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Other Local Priorities the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

Suffolk Coastal

  • Languard Education Centre

  • Heritage Coast Market Towns initiative

  • Local strategic Partnerships Economy and Skills Group and the delivery of the sustainable community strategy

    Projects include: -

  • Young people and Employer Links Project

  • Increasing Employability Skills

  • Business Needs analysis

  • Learning Network

  • Expansion of the Heritage Coast Market Towns initiative


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Other Local Priorities the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

Forest Heath

  • WSLSP Skills Group

  • Brandon LEAP

  • Business Procurement Opportunities


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Other Local Priorities the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

Waveney

  • Production of Business smatters Pamphlet, one off business support document to be incorporated into reflect on Regn.

  • Support through Partnerships such as 14-19 / post 16 planning group, Apprenticeship and skills events. Facilitation of successful funding applications

  • Support through regular partnerships e.g. redundancy network ( 129 recorded visits in first 2 quarters)

  • Statement in the sustainable Community Strategy from… create high quality jobs to create jobs, thereby encompassing all job aspirations.


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Other Local Priorities the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

Babergh,

  • Support for apprenticeship schemes

  • Encouraging business support Young Suffolk


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Other Local Priorities the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.

St. Edmundsbury

  • £70k Labgi support for Menta training initiatives (08/09)

  • £100k Labgi Apprenticeship support scheme in partnership with WSC

  • Aim to establish Business/Training centre in Haverhill with Menta (SCC £100k EP support)

  • £30k Labgi support to upgrade existing Hollands Business Centre (Menta)

  • Aim to establish an Incubation Centre on Suffolk Business Park

  • Supermarket bus support (Rural Action Plan - RAP)

  • Community Transport support (RAP)

  • Key service maps (RAP)

  • Rural Coffee Caravan (RAP)

  • On line IT training (RAP)

  • Community Cafes (WSLSP)

  • Remote workspace in halls (RAP)

  • Village welcome packs (RAP)

  • Rural networking events (with BLE)

  • Rural communities web pages (RAP)


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Any Questions the region at 1.9% compared with the regional level of 3.2%.