Stoke & Staffordshire

Minister's Staffordshire visit boosts jobs hope

Staffordshire business leaders have been showing a government minister around the area in the hopes of attracting government funding.

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership met with business minister Mark Prisk at engineering firm Alstom in Stafford.

The area is one of 25 across England hoping to be one of 10 chosen as a new enterprise zone.

The zones aim to encourage business through tax breaks.

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