• Thursday , 23 November 2017

Sandwell one of the worst places in the UK for business insolvencies.

Sandwell Council Leader Darren Cooper today said he was delighted the borough had a higher than average start up rate for new businesses.
A survey has also shown that the borough is also an ideal location to start a manufacturing business due to its location and skill base.
Many firms are expanding leading to new jobs being created despite a new survey that has showed the borough is one of the worst places in the UK for business insolvencies.
Councillor Cooper said: “Sandwell is full of hard working and honest people, but they are being let down by the Government. Its ecomomic policies are failing.
“This survey is proof beyond doubt that it is these genuine people who are the ones who who are being hit the hardest.
“They are losing their jobs, cannot afford to pay their mortgages and are in danger of losing their homes. It is terrible.
“We at the council are suffering draconian cuts which is making it harder for everyone. It should be remembered that Sandwell is the 12th most deprived area in the country, yet the Government is doing nothing to help.”
Councillor Cooper said that was why the council announced last week that it was embarking on a new affordable house-building programme in a bid to help people who are struggling.
And he said the council has frozen council tax and rent in an attempt to ease the financial pain and burden on residents.
He added: “This is at a time where we are seeing petrol prices and inflation going up.
“There really is no light for people to look forward to at the end of the tunnel with the policies that are being introduced by this Government. Everone is strugglong big time,” added Councillor Cooper.

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  • Certified April 5, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Sometimes I despair of the short-term memories of petty politicians.

  • Alan Humphries May 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I would like to congratulate the Leader and local Labour Party on their overhwelming success in the Local Elections last night. However, would add a note of caution – this is more a vote against what this country’s Government is doing to it through local authorities. It would be wise not to become complacent and now is the time to make a public and concerted stand against the austerity cuts being imposed on us by the elite rich. To continue to impose the cuts in the way you are with little regard for their impact on the real people of Sandwell will disillusion the people that gave you this overwhelming endorsement as well as making you a watered down version of what’s going on in London. The electorate is giving you a chance – don’t waste it or blow in slef congratulation and a misinterpretation of the situation.

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