Salford has secured hundreds of jobs as the government moves thousands of civil service jobs out of London.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Home Office will relocate 3,000 positions out of London over the next four years, boosting local economies. More than 400 of the BEIS jobs are due to come to Salford.
Salford Mayor Paul Dennett announced: “The BBC was the key anchor institution in the growth of the creative, digital and tech cluster created at the old docks site.”
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Since the BBC moved to MediaCityUK, where it employs 4,500 people, a cluster of digital media and creative industries as evolved, doubling that number.
This has helped Salford survive the shocking economic impact of Covid-19.
A recent report showed that Salford had 19,600 residents on furlough as of January 31.
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In addition, 7,000 to 8,000 residents have requested self-employment financial support since March 2020.
The report states: “The evidence to date is that young people have been impacted most.”
Furthermore, those in the ‘non-essential’ sector have been most affected, while companies in the ‘necessary’ have been hit the least.
In conclusion, the BEIS supports the Council report which concludes that “Salford’s long term underlying credentials are would expect a return to growth trajectory this year…”
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