Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Thurrock families going out less due to cost of living crisis

A STUDY, conducted by Censuswide for IKEA UK, found that over three-quarters (77%) of parents and grandparents worried about the cost of a family day out during the school holidays leading to the retail giant deciding to turn its iconic stores into the ultimate day out for the holidays.

Small firms welcome drop in inflation as energy prices plateau, but food inflation still takes a bite out of margins

RESPONDING to the news that the consumer prices index rose by 8.7% in the year to April 2023, down from 10.1% in March, Ann Scott, Development Manager, (Essex), at Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said:

Head of mental health and wellbeing service for military veterans takes on gruelling charity challenge

THE head of Op COURAGE Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service hopes to march 54 miles in less than 24 hours along the Cairngorm...

International company Logoplaste donates £22K to Essex’s children’s hospice

AN international company that develops and manufactures plastic packaging for big FMCG companies has donated £22,000 to Essex's only children's hospice.

DP World pledges up to £15 million to support community projects in Thames Estuary

DP World, a leading provider of global end-to-end supply chain solutions, today announces it will distribute up to £15 million to community projects in the Thames Estuary region.

HMRC: Help to Save extended to April 2025

HELP to Save – the government savings scheme for low-income earners, which offers a 50% bonus payment worth up to £1,200 over 4 years – has been extended to April 2025, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed. 

Shaping a new career: Amazon Tilbury employee shares their success story

AN Amazon employee from Tilbury is sharing her career story during Learning at Work Week 2023 (15th-21st May) with the aim of inspiring others to achieve their professional goals through lifelong learning at work.

Number of Self Assessment customers who file early doubles in five years

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Asda consults on cutting pay for 7,000 workers

SUPERMARKET chain Asda is considering whether to cut the pay of 7,000 staff in the south east of England to bring it in line with its other stores reports the BBC.

Purfleet apprentice receives Gold Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace

NINE electricity apprentices who tested their teamwork during expeditions, have received Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Buckingham Palace. The apprentices all work for UK...

Forth Ports commits to carbon neutral operations by 2032 and net zero by 2042

THE UK's third largest ports group, Forth Ports, has outlined its commitment and the actions it is taking to achieve a Net Zero carbon operation by 2042.  The company, which is Scotland's biggest port operator, also outlined an interim target of achieving carbon neutral emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 2032, while creating an infrastructure platform to help accelerate the UK's path to a decarbonised economy.  

Jack Petchey Foundation recognises young people from Thurrock for amazing achievements

THE Jack Petchey Foundation has launched the Jack Petchey Environmental Award Awards to recognise young people from London and Essex doing great things for the environment in Thurrock.

Tilbury Amazon team stars in Eurovision celebration video

TEAM members from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury will feature in a video on the company’s UK social media page cheering on their countries ahead of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest final (13th May 2023).

Improved rewards and benefits to be offered to communities backing onshore wind farms

NEW and improved reward schemes, including the potential of lower bills, could be offered by developers to communities in England who want to support onshore wind farms in their area, under proposals announced by the government today.

UK economy boosted by £1.4 billion as longer lorries roll out on UK roads

LONGER lorries will be introduced to GB roads to deliver on the Government’s priority to grow the economy, boost productivity, slash road emissions, and support...

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