South East

  • Jobs at Gatwick under threat, a big disparity between incomes in West Surrey and Portsmouth and poor growth in Medway highlighted June, 2020

    The pandemic’s impact on the aviation industry has continued with c600 ground staff at Gatwick Airport at risk under proposals put forward by Gatwick Ground Services. The firm will take on 412 BA employees in July who will join 511 current GGS staff. More positively, Oxfordshire County Council has secured £218m from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to support building new roads and bridges around Didcot. In 2015, Didcot was awarded garden town status, which gives it access to the Fund as part of a 20-year plan to build 15,000 new homes. The cost of the project is predicted to be £234m,...