New campaign highlights trade and investment opportunities in Global Britain

The Department for International Trade has today kicked off its largest ever international trade and investment campaign. The UK’s Department for International Trade has today (Wednesday 25 January) kicked off its largest ever international trade and investment campaign as part of the UK government’s continued drive to be the business destination of choice. Aimed at … Read more

State of the Nation report on social mobility in Great Britain

Britain’s social mobility problem is getting worse for young people. Britain has a deep social mobility problem which is getting worse for an entire generation of young people, the Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation 2016 report warns today. The impact is not just felt by the poorest in society but is also holding back whole … Read more

Council remains determined after Great Exhibition disappointment

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has today announced that St Helens’ bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 has not been taken through to the final stage. The opportunity was to host a two-month exhibition in the borough, celebrating the best of art, culture and design across the … Read more

Launch of Great British High Street competition 2016

High Streets Minister calls on communities across the country to enter the Great British High Street competition 2016. last year’s competition had 230 entries and over 200,000 public votes this year’s competition will be “bigger and better” investment in the high street is up by 30% and the national vacancy rate has fallen to its … Read more

St Helens to bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018

With 2018 marking the borough’s 150th anniversary, St Helens is setting out its vision to host the Great Exhibition of the North in the summer of 2018. Ideally placed in the Liverpool City Region, the two month long event which celebrates the best of art, culture and design to help boost the economy in the … Read more