Unemployment at lowest level in 12 years

Damian has welcomed the news that the rate of unemployment - at 4.7% - has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.

Also, the proportion of 16-24 year olds who have left full time education and are unemployed is 5.1%, which is a record low.

Damian said:

Careers Week at Eggar's School

Damian was delighted to be able to take part in the Careers Week at Eggar’s, with a Q&A session with Year 7 last Friday.

He said:

The Spring Budget

Damian welcomes announcements made in the Spring Budget that reinforces the Government’s commitment to make sure the UK economy remains strong ahead of preparations for leaving the EU.

New opportunities for the over 50's

Damian writes a regular column in the Petersfield Post and this is a copy of the piece published on Wednesday 1st March:


Damian welcomes record high employment

Damian has welcomed the news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate - 74.6% - since records began in 1971.

Commenting on the rise, Damian said:

Waterloo upgrade works in August 2017

Damian has received information from Network Rail on the upgrade work due to take place at Waterloo between 5 - 28th August this year.

On post-truth and fake news

Damian's latest column in the Petersfield Post touches on the concepts of post-truth and fake news, both of which are very much a feature of mainstream news at the moment:


Lowest unemployment in over 10 years

Damian has welcomed the news that unemployment across the UK remains at the lowest rate for over a decade – down nearly 900,000 since 2010 – according to the latest labour market figures.