February 16, 2017

As ever the economic news released this week is great for jobs, with the number of jobseekers claimants in Sherwood down by 55% since 2010, and by 6% in the last 12 months alone.

Here in my constituency that means 1100 people are now off benefits, in to work and providi...

January 18, 2017

Every time we get employment news it's always great, and today is no exception. Unemployment in Sherwood has fallen again down to 1.8% of those 'economically active' (aged 16-64). 55 more people found work in December and now have an income to support themselves and th...

December 15, 2016

This week has seen more great employment news released from the ONS, with unemployment down to it's lowest rate for 10 years.

The number of people in work is up by 2.7m since 2010, youth employment down by 350k, and average wages have grown by 2.6% in the last 12 months...

November 23, 2016

Some fantastic announcements in the Autumn Statement to support people and businesses in the coming months and years, and to invest in our local infrastructure including:

- A further rise in the Income Tax Threshold so we all pay no tax on the first £11,500 of our incom...

November 16, 2016

The unemployment rate has dropped to an 11-year low of just 4.8 per cent – down by more than 900,000 since 2010 – according to the latest set of labour market figures out today.

Here in Sherwood too unemployment continues to fall, with now less than 900 individuals in t...

October 18, 2016

Every time we get new employment statistics records get broken!

This month figures show that here in Sherwood unemployment has fallen by 16% in the last 12 months, and nearly 50% since 2010. 

In practise that means 800 people in this constituency alone who were unemploy...

September 14, 2016

More amazing employment statistics today:
- The employment rate has risen to a new record high of 74.5%
- There are 31.77 million people in work, more than ever before.
- Total pay including bonuses is up 2.3% over the year 
- The unemployment rate stands firm at 4.9%...

Employment levels at record high

Sherwood’s Conservative MP Mark Spencer has expressed his delight at the news that employment levels continue to reach record high levels across the country. The Office of National Statistics announced on Wednesday that the UK’s jobless...

MP secures further funding for Robin Hood Line


This week during Prime Minister’s Questions, Sherwood MP Mark Spencer again asked the Prime Minister to support his campaign to get the Robin Hood Rail Line extended to Edwinstowe and Ollerton in his constituency. This is...

Following the Chancellor’s Budget this week Conservative MP for Sherwood Mark Spencer has backed his plans for tax relief and support for young people. He listed measures like an increase in the amount someone can earn before paying income tax, and a new Lifetime ISA w...

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