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GMS and Sandwell College work to get more women in security

The GMS group is partnering with Sandwell College to tackle the shortage of women working in the security industry.

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This new year, help your team ‘Thrive at Work’

Calling Sandwell organisations – boost your staff wellbeing this new year by joining the Thrive at Work wellbeing programme.

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Don’t forget your Covid grant is taxable income

A quick reminder that Covid support grants are taxable and that anyone who received one should declare it on their tax return.

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Further M6 J10 closures planned

Heads up! Work continues on junction 10 of the M6, with forthcoming overnight closures in January and February.

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Make 2022 the year you apply for a Queen’s Award

Sandwell businesses! Make 2022 the year you put your organisation forward for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Learn why it’s such a valuable award – and find out where you can get application support.

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Making Tax Digital for VAT-registered businesses: Are you ready?

Sandwell businesses! Make sure you sign up for Making Tax Digital for VAT before it becomes mandatory from 1 April this year.

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Nominate your Black Country landmarks #MadeInSandwell

The Black Country Local Heritage List currently includes over a thousand entries, and wants your nominations for even more. 

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Sandwell Energy Switch: take control of your energy costs this new year

Sandwell residents and businesses! Take control of your energy costs this new year by registering for free with Sandwell Energy Switch.

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Wednesbury residents support High Street Heritage Action Zone scheme

Wednesbury is seeing in the new year with the news that the majority of residents support the proposal to create a vibrant and welcoming space in the town.

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Congratulations to OnSite Central and its water operative apprentices

Back in September last year seven new apprentices started their careers at Sandwell civil engineering company OnSite Central. We caught up with OnSite to find out how they’re getting on.

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