The Sugar Tax comes into force tomorrow

The Sugar Tax comes into force tomorrow. Evidence shows that this levy has the potential to prevent obesity in up to 140,000 adults and children each year and, in turn, prevent nearly 19,000 cases of Type 2 diabetes.


Today Lancashire County Council is launching our Lancashire lifesavers campaign along with BBC Radio Lancashire and the North West Ambulance Service. Our aim is to train up to 2,500 people in CPR life-saving skills. Free sessions will run in April and May.

The Great Ideas Hack

The opening Social Spaces by Dr Liam Fox yesterday also coincided with the first Board of Trade Exporting’s event called the Great Ideas Hack. The Department for International Trade (DIT) partnered with UCLan and Boost, the Lancashire business growth hub, to deliver the event.

'Per Ardua ad Astra' (Through Struggle to the Stars)

The Royal Air Force turns 100 today - here's a century of guarding Britain's skies in 100 seconds. We owe these brave young men and women so much.The Royal Air Force was formed on 1st April 1918 from the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.

A guide to the minimum wage increase

On 1st April 2018, the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) are due to increase. The new hourly rates coming into force are as follows:

Unemployment at joint lowest since 1975

Latest ONS data: 402,000 more in work compared to last year. Employment at joint highest level since 1971, unemployment at joint lowest since 1975. 3/4 of new jobs created since 2010 were full time.