BIG JUMP IN WEST OF ENGLAND UNEMPLOYED

18,495 more West of England people are out of work since lockdown began according to new figures released today. There are now 31,595 people in the city aged between 16 and 64 claiming unemployment related benefits. The news came as national labour market stats showed the number of people reporting they had been made redundantContinue reading “BIG JUMP IN WEST OF ENGLAND UNEMPLOYED”

MAYORAL HOPEFUL SLAMS CHANCELLOR FOR KEY WORKER PAY CUT

Mayoral hopeful Dan Norris has slammed Chancellor Rishi Sunak for plans to hit every key worker earning over £18,000 with a real-terms pay cut next year – the teachers, police officers and Armed Forces personnel on the front line of the battle against Covid-19. At the Spending Review on 25 November, the Chancellor announced aContinue reading “MAYORAL HOPEFUL SLAMS CHANCELLOR FOR KEY WORKER PAY CUT”

NO ONE SHOULD NEED TO SPEND CHRISTMAS ON THE STREETS

Labour is calling on the Government to commit that no one in the West of England will spend this winter on the streets. Research by charity HomelessLink found one third of homeless organisations and local authorities expect there will be thousands fewer beds available across the country, While many rough sleepers were given emergency accommodationContinue reading “NO ONE SHOULD NEED TO SPEND CHRISTMAS ON THE STREETS”

ARCADIA GROUP COLLAPSE – MAYORAL HOPEFUL COMMENTS

The Arcadia group has collapsed into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk. The group includes popular high street stores including Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Burton. Labour Metro Mayor hopeful Dan Norris said: “My thoughts are with those whose jobs are at risk. Through what has been a difficult year for many, retailContinue reading “ARCADIA GROUP COLLAPSE – MAYORAL HOPEFUL COMMENTS”