Building an economy that works for everyone

Today’s employment statistics show that with 31.77 million people in work, employment remains at a record high of 74.5%, while unemployment stands at 4.9%.

Britain is open for business

The 2015/16 Inward Investment Report shows that the UK remains the best place in Europe for business to invest.

Breakthrough achieved at Waste 4 Fuel site

As you may have seen on the local news in recent days, an agreement has been reached to clear the terrible rubbish mound at the Waste 4 Fuel site on Cornwall Drive, something that has blighted the community for a number of years.

WASPI campaign: next steps

Since my last update on 13 May, the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) APPG has continued its active lobbying of government to push for fair transitional arrangements for women affected by changes included in the 2011 Pensions Act.

Helping people get on in life

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that more people are in work than ever before and wages are still rising – good news for Britain’s families.The number of people in w