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.

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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How to raise an issue

Call 020 7219 5043 or email cliftonbrowng@parliament.uk if you wish to raise an important matter with me - but please check "What can an MP do for me?" in the section before making contact.

In some cases a face-to-face appointment/pre-arranged telephone call may be necessary in order to discuss and pursue matters personally.

However, I ask that all cases must first be raised with me in writing by letter or email.

Once initial enquiries have been made on your behalf then I will consider the best and most appropriate way forward in order to help you.

WHAT CAN AN MP DO FOR ME?

Many people think that their MP exists to solve all their problems for them: this is not the case.

MPs are there to legislate and help only with those matters for which Parliament or central government is responsible.

For many matters, the appropriate first step would be to contact your local Cotswold District or Gloucestershire County Councillor.

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