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Record Breaking Numbers in Work

With 31m people in work, employment is at its highest level in history. Employment has risen by 1.85 million since 2010, equating to an extra 1,000 people in work every day - further evidence of the Government’s long term economic plan paving the way to a stronger UK.

More in work for more pay

Figures today show a record breaking 30.9 million people are now employed, 1.85 million more than in 2010. Importantly, this rise in employment has not been at the expense of job security or wages either: full time jobs represent 95% of the increase in employment over the last year and take home pay is increasing. Since last year, total pay has increased by 2.1% - 1.2% above inflation.

Innovative rural broadband technology being piloted in East Hants

With a growing number of key services available online, broadband is now, more than ever, an essential utility for homes and businesses, and a key priority for government, who have dedicated £1.7 billion to rolling out superfast broadband. With 40,000 premises being wired up every week, this investment aims to provide 95% of the UK with access by 2017. In East Hampshire, 15,370 more premises will have superfast connections by 2017.

Britain and the EU: Speech to Petersfield First Friday

The British people deserve and demand a decisive say on our relationship with Europe. No one under the age of 58 has had one, and even many of those who did in 1975, justifiably feel the question turns out to have been a misleading one.

Damian Hinds welcomes prospect of a quieter A3

The Highways Agency have announced welcome news that resurfacing work between Butser Hill and the Ham Barn roundabout has been fast tracked, with work now due in March this year. As well as ensuring the road is in a safe and serviceable condition, this resurfacing material boasts noise reducing properties of up to 3 decibels.

Britain is working

With a record breaking 30.8 million people in work, Britain’s employment rate is the same as its 2008, pre-recession peak. Since the government’s election there are 744,248 fewer people having to claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) - close to a 50% reduction. East Hampshire has outpaced this exciting trend, with a 65% reduction in JSA claimants since 2010 – resulting in just 0.8% of the economically active population having to claim the benefit.

Damian Hinds welcomes new employment figures

With a record breaking 30.8 million people in work, Britain’s employment rate is the same as its 2008, pre-recession peak. Since the government’s election there are 744,248 fewer people having to claim Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) - close to a 50% reduction. East Hampshire has outpaced this exciting trend, with a 65% reduction in JSA claimants since 2010 – resulting in just 0.8% of the economically active population having to claim the benefit.