The latest Annual Population Survey data, released by the Office for National Statistics on 18 January 2017, showed Bexley having 120,800 residents in work in the 12 months to September 2016. This gave Bexley a new 5-year working age employment rate high of 79.3% – the fourth highest in London.
The Bexley Skills Charter went live on 18 January 2017, alongside the launch of the 2017 Bexley Business Excellence Awards.
2017 Charter Champion ITRM Ltd received their Skills Charter Champion certificate and thirty businesses showed their support on the night by signing our Day 1 Supporter Charter Board.
Read more to see if you recognise any of our supporters and don’t forget to become a #supporter too.
Data released today by the Office for National Statistics shows an unseasonal increase in Bexley’s active claimant count and dashing hopes that the borough would return to a sub-2,000 active claimant count before the end of the calendar year.
Under the headline data, December 2016 is the second consecutive month with a fall in the estimated number of residents claiming Universal Credit (the benefit that is replacing Job Seekers Allowance). Read more for additional detail on this month’s data release.
Following their great success at the 2016 Bexley Business Excellence Awards, we are delighted to announce ITRM Ltd as our 2017 Bexley Skills Charter Champion.
By already being committed to developing a skilled workforce, providing a culture of continuous learning and development and having a thriving business (all desired outcomes of the Charter) ITRM was a natural choice to be the first Bexley Skills Charter Champion. Read more to find out a little more about this year’s Charter Champion.