New figures show that the UK economy continues to grow and wages continue to rise. With more people in full-time jobs than ever before, more people have the security of a regular wage. And with wages still growing faster than prices, people have more money in their pockets.
As part of the Chancellor’s budget announcements, Suffolk featured strongly with the green light being given for both Lowestoft’s third crossing over Lake Lothing and the new Wet Dock crossing in Ipswich.
Following weeks of negotiation between central Government, local councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships, a proposed Deal worth in excess of £1bn for East Anglia has been announced by George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
A resolution has now been reached between DCMS and the EU. This will enable the county council to spend its full £30m of public funding, as well as the monies clawed back from the first contract a total of £33.9m.
It has been confirmed that the percentage of pupils in Suffolk primary schools achieving expected levels in reading, writing and maths is continuing to rise, according to latest data from the Department for Education.