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Thousands of jobs to get seaside economies and flood affected areas growing

on March 12, 2014

Dr. Jan Telensky

Thousands of jobs to get seaside economies and flood affected areas growingThe government has announced a multi-million pound package to create jobs in coastal towns across the country, including areas affected by the recent floods.

Today, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander and Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles announced fifty projects across the UK that will receive £27.7 million of funding, supporting over 4000 jobs and creating over 1000 new apprenticeships and training places.

The Coastal Communities Fund was created to direct regeneration investment to seaside towns and villages to help rebalance their local economies, reduce unemployment and create new work opportunities for young people from the local area.

The fund has already supported more than 100 projects in the first two years delivering over 4,000 jobs and over 1,000 apprenticeships. This takes the expected total, including today’s projects, to over 6,500 jobs and 2,000 apprenticeships.

The new projects announced today include £1.3 million to diversify the tourism offer in Southend…

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