Autumn Statement 2016

Six years ago, we took over an economy on the brink of collapse, with the highest budget deficit in our peacetime history. We took the tough decisions to tackle that deficit, rebuilt Britain's shattered fiscal credibility and created more than 2.7 million new jobs.

Lawmakers must put small business first

The impact of new laws on small businesses needs more attention, a high-level policy forum chaired by West Midlands Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre heard.

London Taxi Company revs up to deliver next generation of iconic cabs

Just fifteen months after the London Taxi Company’s ground breaking ceremony in Ansty, Warwickshire, Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has returned to the site to see the progress made at their new factory in his constituency - the first new car factory to be built in the UK for almost 15 years.

UK employment rate hits record high

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed the news that employment across the UK continues to run at a record high, the unemployment rate has fallen to an 11-year low, and that according to the figures announced on 16 November, there are 257,000 more people back in work in the We

350,000 more people in work

Between June and September this year unemployment fell by 37,000 and since last year 350,000 more people now have a full time job.

MEP backs British farmers

West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton is calling on farmers to be ‘front and centre’ of Brexit negotiations and has today launched a consultation with the NFU in the region for ideas on the future of farming.

Brexit minister to hold regular meetings with Conservative MEPs

The Minister for Exiting the European Union, David Jones, said today he wanted to hold regular meetings with Conservative MEPs as the Brexit process moves forward.

Mr Jones was discussing the way forward with MEPs in Brussels for the first time since taking up his ministerial post.