Employment Figures

20th May 2019

Recently realised figures show that in South West England there are 2, 811, 474 people in work, meaning that under the Conservatives 317,158 more people have been able to access the security of a job since 2010.

In the Cotswolds, the number of people who are claiming key out-of-work benefits has fallen by -296 since 2010, an overall reduction of -28 per cent, meaning fewer people now need this support because they have the security of a job.

The figures also show that the number of women in work has reached a record high as the unemployment rate is at its lowest since the mid- 1970s, at 3.8 per cent.

And with youth unemployment halving under the Conservatives, more young people have the economic independence that a job brings and can reach their full potential.

Behind every employment number is a person and a family whose self-esteem, mental wellbeing, economic circumstances and life chances are all vastly improved by being in the workplace.

These figures show our balanced approach to the economy is working. We are backing businesses across the country to create more, higher-paying jobs through our modern Industrial Strategy.

The unemployment rate hasn’t been lower since the mid- 1970s and the Conservatives will continue to help people build a better future for themselves and their families.

Labour don’t know how to handle the economy and would hurt the people they claim they want to help, just like last time.



An opportunity for residents of South Cerney, Cerney Wick, Siddington,  Cirencester, Fairford and Lechlade to hear and ask questions of the continued flood resilience work taking place and to speak with officials from the County and District Councils, Parish Council, Thames Water and the Environment Agency about ongoing issues.


 Friday 7 February 2020

Council Chamber, Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester GL7 1PX


Ten Climate Actions To Celebrate

The Cotswolds

1. The UK passed the world’s first Climate Change Act over a decade ago with cross-party support. This gave us both a framework to set statutory carbon budgets and set up the independent Committee on Climate Change.

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