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Support for families in new tax year

Figures released by the ONS show that employment has hit a record high - 32.26 million - up by more than 3 million since 2010, and the rate of employment is now at 75.4%; the highest since comparable records began in 1971.

Damian welcomes the Spring Statement

Damian has welcomed the Spring Statement delivered by The Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, which shows that the economy continues to grow, continues to create jobs and continues to beat expectations.

More people now saving for retirement

New figures show that 11,000 more people in East Hampshire are now saving more for their retirement, due to changes made to workplace pensions.

Record vacancies offer employment opportunities

The latest employment numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that the number of vacancies has reached a record high – 823,000 – offering more opportunities for individuals to join the 32.15 million people now in work.

Damian said:

Holocaust Memorial Day

Last week Damian signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, and honouring those who were murdered and the survivors who work to educate young people today.

Damian welcomes latest employment numbers

The latest employment numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment remains at 4.3% - the lowest since 1975 - and the employment is now at 75.3%, which is a joint record high.

Commenting on the numbers, Damian said:

Unemployment rate ends 2017 at 40 year low

Today’s employment numbers from the Office for National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment remains at 4.3% - the lowest in 40 years. Damian welcomed the news, saying:

 

Damian welcomes the Autumn Budget statement

With announcements that will deliver a major house building programme, offer more help for small businesses and boost the income of working families, Damian welcomes the Autumn Budget statement.

Damian said: