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CWAC sets out on CPO path for Northgate

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Cheshire West & Chester Council has started the process of using Compulsory Purchase powers to acquire 70 city centre properties as it looks to move the £300m Chester Northgate project forward.

Halton Curve

Work starts on Halton Curve rail project

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Network Rail has started work on the 1.5 mile-long stretch of rail track intended to unlock leisure and business opportunities between the Liverpool city region, its airport, Cheshire and North Wales.

AS2015: Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5%

Three million apprenticeships will be funded by 2020 through the levy on all businesses with more than £3m payroll costs, prompting mixed responses from industry.