13
Mar
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Council recognised for business-friendly approach

Croydon Council has been shortlisted in three categories at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards. Organised by the Federation of Small Businesses and London Councils, the awards recognise local council support for small businesses. Croydon is in the running for awards in the Best All Round Small Business Friendly Borough and Best Small Business Friendly...
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10
Mar
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Croydon named digital council of the year

Croydon has been named as digital council of the year for embracing new technology and maximising its benefits for customers. Around 180,000 people, half the borough’s population, have registered for a My Account to use online services and pre-book appointments, with these changes saving local taxpayers around £8million. The authority has also invested £2million in...
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9
Mar
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Croydon on track to secure rail service improvements

Calls for upgrades to Croydon’s rail services to London and the south coast have been endorsed by a government-commissioned study. The Department for Transport has published the South Coast Rail Corridor Study which highlights the need to secure land to increase the number of trains, reduce overcrowding and address the bottleneck at East Croydon station....
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9
Mar
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Croydon the UK’s most in-demand office location

Croydon has been named as the most in-demand for office space in the country. The borough topped CoStar 50’s 2016 Occupier Index, scoring eight points more than second place Uxbridge and 12 points more than Central London, which was in tenth place. It follows a number of high-profile moves to the borough but will also...
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6
Mar
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Croydon Works celebrates 100 candidates finding work

A jobs brokerage service set up to get prospective employees into work has successfully secured employment for over 100 people. Croydon Works launched last July to ensure Croydon residents benefit from the employment opportunities created through the borough’s regeneration, particularly those with barriers to employment. The free to use professional recruitment service is designed to...
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3
Mar
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Let your exports take off with Gatwick

Gatwick Airport has once again teamed up with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is Great’ campaign to present a free seminar aimed at small and medium sized business owners. Take Off 2017: Growing Your Business Abroad takes place at Gatwick on the morning of March 30, 2017, bringing together a host of established exporters,...
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3
Mar
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Newman seeks solutions to the housing crisis

Croydon Council leader Tony Newman is spearheading a unified local government approach to tackling the housing crisis. The Commission on Community-led Housing, of which Councillor Newman is chair, is urging local authorities to share their views and experiences of cooperative and community-led housing in a bid to fill the shortfall. It comes after the Department...
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1
Mar
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Croydon doubles community ward budgets

The amount of funding given to councillors to spend on their local areas has doubled, giving communities more money to spend on what matters to them. Two years ago, power was handed to residents across Croydon when community ward budgets were introduced. The initiative, which is led by ward members but with the involvement of...
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27
Feb
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Oakwood delivering hundreds of homes in Croydon

Developers Oakwood are doubling their Croydon portfolio after the success of a wave of planning applications. Over the past decade the company has delivered 235 homes in the borough and have secured planning consent for a similar number in the last 12 months alone. Oakwood’s work in delivering homes across a range of tenures, including...
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27
Feb
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Croydon the destination of choice for quality jobs

Croydon’s growing status as an office hub is being underlined with thousands of government and heaquarter jobs moving to south London during 2017. HM Revenue and Customs is preparing to move into the first of its 13 regional centres across the UK following the delivery of the first Grade A commercial building on the £500million...
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