Decision details

Staffordshire Means Back to Business - Oral Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision – That the oral report of the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills giving an update on “Staffordshire Means Back to Business” activity including the following matters be noted:


·       The Universal Credit claimant count in Staffordshire seeing a decrease of 1,380 claimants between April and May 2021 to a total of 23,400 claimants (and the claimant rate declining to 4.4% of the working age population in May compared to 7.0% regionally and 6.1% nationally).


·       Significant announcements for  local businesses and wider economy including the growth of Stone Based Midlands 3D printing; up to 30 new jobs looking set to be created by Alpha Manufacturing; a start on site for the first phase Quintus employment land development at Branston Locks near Burton-upon-Trent; food company, Ornua Ingredients investing £500,000 at its facility in Leek; and an 500 additional jobs across JCB’s operations on top of the 850 announced earlier this year.


Progress on the 60 acre i54 Western Extension site where the physical works to create development platforms for end users to be substantially completed by the end of July.

Publication date: 22/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2021 - Cabinet