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Southampton - bucking the youth unemployment trend

April 9, 2014 by admin

A new report shows Southampton is bucking the trend when it comes to youth unemployment in the area. Many cities across the UK are suffering from more than 25% of 16-24 year olds not in full time employment. Southampton, however, was found to have less than 13% in a study carried out by Work Foundation.

Southampton Ford closure extent revealed

July 19, 2013 by admin

It’s only a few days before the Swaythling Ford plant officially closes for good. 531 employees are affected and have chosen redeployment, voluntary redundancy or early retirement. 41 of those will be moving on to other roles within the company while a further 41are moving on to employment outside of Ford.

Southampton City Council leader slams budget

March 20, 2013 by admin

Cllr Richard Williams, Southampton City Council leader, has hit back at Chancellor George Osborne claiming that his 2013 Budget is a missed opportunity.

Saints FC Enjoy Massive Revenue Increase in Premiership

March 11, 2013 by admin

Financial gain in joining football’s Premier League has never been starker than in Southampton Football Club’s recent declaration of massive increases in revenue.

Nicola Cortese, executive chairman, has steered Saints to a trebling of figures equating to over £33m which overshadows the clubs £9m gained for the whole 12 months leading up to June 2009.

British American Tobacco paid no UK Corporation Tax in 2012

March 5, 2013 by admin

With yearly profits hitting the billions, Southampton based British American Tobacco (BAT) netted a £5.97 billion according to its latest financial results.

West One Closure Leaves Staff in Shock

February 8, 2013 by admin

Staff were stunned when their place of work, and popular Southampton fashion outlet, West One, closed its doors without warning.

8 members staff are now without jobs as the company teetered on the verge of administration last night.

West One Closure Leaves Staff in Shock

February 8, 2013 by admin

Staff were stunned when their place of work, and popular Southampton fashion outlet, West One, closed its doors without warning.

8 members staff are now without jobs as the company teetered on the verge of administration last night.

Lidl Distribution Depot to go Ahead in Southampton

January 30, 2013 by admin

Test Valley Borough Council have approved controversial plans for a brand new LIdl depot to be built next to the M271 near Nursling.

Councillors eventually gave the green light to the project after nearly two-and-a-half hours of debate.

Youth Contract To Create Jobs For 18 to 24 Year Olds

January 15, 2013 by J Wade

Fareham’s MP Mark Hoban, who is also Minister of State for Work and Pensions, is currently promoting a new government initiative that aims to get more young adults into work. The new scheme is the £1 Billion Youth Contract, which was launched by Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg in April last year.

Southampton Railways Receive £30 Million Investment

January 9, 2013 by J Wade

Southampton is to receive £30 million investment for improvements to the rail infrastructure around the city. This is part of a £1 billion investment across the southern rail network. In addition to improvements in and around Southampton, commuters will benefit from improved facilities and connections at London Waterloo.

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