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Apprenticeship training boost for East Sussex businesses

Small and medium sized enterprises across the county will be able to access support for apprenticeship training following a successful funding application to the European Social Fund and a match funding pledge by East Sussex County Council.

A maximum of £600,000 will be available for up to two years, with a possible third year extension, after the Council agreed to match £300,000 from the Fund. Match funding from the council’s Apprenticeship Levy, will help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) access apprenticeship advice and funding.

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Trading Standards team’s efforts protect the county

MORE than 700 Covid-related calls have been made to the county’s trading standards team since March, the latest figures show.

On top of their usual work, and in a bid to keep people safe, the team from East Sussex have issued advice and guidance to a large number of businesses and residents as well as carrying out 158 visits to barbers and hairdressers, homeware stores and garden centres.

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Green light for Seven Sisters site transfer

Cuckmere Haven, at Seven Sisters Country ParkTHE OWNERSHIP of an East Sussex beauty spot can be transferred to protect and enhance its future, the Government has said.

East Sussex County Council has been given the go ahead by the Department of Food Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to transfer the Seven Sisters County Park site to the South Downs National Park Authority.

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