26 APR 2017

Employment remains at record high rate of 74.6%

The ONS last week published statistics which showed the employment rate is at its joint record high of 74.6%, with 31.84 million people now in work. Locally in Tamworth, those claiming the crucial out of work benefit has reduced by 78% since 2010. This reflects the national picture which has led to...

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26 SEP 2016

Tamworth Sees Business Boom

Christopher yesterday welcomed figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that show the number of people in work in the West Midlands has risen by 184,000 since 2010. The figures also showed more locally that the number of people claiming the key out of work benefits in Tamworth h...

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19 JUN 2015

Pincher welcomes unemployment figures showing another fall in joblessness

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth's unemployment figures. Tamworth according to the most recent figures is now in the lowest 4% of unemployment areas across the country. The news that there are just 363 unemployed claimants in the cons...

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20 JAN 2015

Pincher Welcomes Fall in Over-50s Unemployment in Tamworth

Local MP Christopher Pincher has welcomed the fall in the number of unemployed older people in Tamworth. Since the General Election in 2010, the number of people over the age of 50 claiming the main unemployment benefit in Tamworth is down a massive 80.7%. Many businesses benefit from hiring worke...

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20 JAN 2015

Pincher Hales JLR Success Story

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, this week welcomed the announcement of 1300 more jobs at Solihull's Jaguar Land Rover Plant as "a vote of confidence in the Midlands". The car maker has just announced that its first sports utility vehicle (SUV) will be built in Britain. Call...

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12 NOV 2014

Pincher Welcomes Latest Jobless Fall

Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has welcomed the latest fall in Tamworth's unemployment figures. There are 672 fewer people claiming Job Seekers Allowance than this time last year and a 42 fewer than in September. There are now just 473 people in Tamworth without work &ndas...

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04 SEP 2014

Christopher Pincher holds 3rd Annual Jobs Fair

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, is holding his 3rd Annual Tamworth Jobs Fair which takes place on Saturday 13th September at South Staffordshire College campus in Croft Street between 10am and 1pm.  The Jobs Fair is Sponsored by HSBC Tamworth. Confirmed attendees includ...

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03 JUL 2014

Christopher Pincher speaks up for local jobs in the Commons

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, spoke up for the importance of work during an Opposition Day debate in the House of Commons on the performance of the Department for Work & Pensions. He said the debate reflected "the state of mind" of the Labour P...

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24 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes Regional Growth Fund

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, encourages local business to apply for 'Round 6' of the Regional Growth Fund which opens this week for bids for a share of more than £200million available to businesses to help them grow and create jobs. Commenti...

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19 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher encourages further apprenticeship placements

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the news of 450 new apprentice placements in Tamworth, up from 390 in the previous year. Commenting Mr Pincher said: "We know that University is not for everyone and pupils leaving school should have real cho...

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16 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher celebrates further local employment success

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth continues to fall below last month's record low. Figures published last week by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in May 2014 w...

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12 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher Celebrates Local Firms¬’ Success

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament Tamworth and surrounding villages, has given a big welcome to the news that the West Midlands continues to be the top region for overseas growth. Latest figures released from Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that West Midlands exports are up to...

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10 JUN 2014

Christopher Pincher backs Tamworth in the Queen¬’s Speech Debate

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the Queen's Speech in the recent debate on Jobs describing the speech as "good news for my town, and this Queen's Speech is good news for Tamworth" as taxes look to continue to reduce. Speaking in the Queens S...

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15 MAY 2014

MP welcomes fall in Tamworth unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again to a new decade low level. Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in April 2014 was 851. ...

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17 APR 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes the announcement of a new Automotive and Engineering Hub in Tamworth

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth and surrounding villages, welcomed the announcement of a new Automotive and Engineering Hub (AEH) at Torc Vocational Centre. The AEH is part of a £2million funding boost from the County Council and the City Deal to meet the demands of the...

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17 APR 2014

Christopher Pincher welcomes latest inflation figures

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which shows, for the first time since the recession, wages are rising faster than inflation. Figures published by the ONS show that the average wage in Britain increased by 1.7% up from 1.4% in January. At ...

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10 FEB 2014

Pincher backs the creation of Jobs at Bombardier

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, welcomes the government's announcement to award the £1bn Crossrail contract to Bombardier, the Derby based manufacturing company. Mr Pincher commented: "This is great news for British manufacturing and continues the upward trend we are se...

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29 JAN 2014

Pincher backs Staffordshire County Council's 'Let's Talk Jobs' campaign in Tamworth

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, is backing the 'Let's Talk Jobs' initiative run by Staffordshire County Council. The programme, aimed at 14-24 year olds, brings together a range of organisations that can help to make a difference to people wanting to improve their skills and j...

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28 JAN 2014

Christopher Pincher asks the Prime Minister to visit growing companies in Tamworth

Tamworth's Member of Parliament, Christopher Pincher, last week asked the Prime Minister if he would visit the many companies in Tamworth who are recruiting, creating jobs for the people of Tamworth and if he would encourage other companies in the local area to do the same. Mr Pincher took the oppo...

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15 NOV 2013

MP welcomes fall in Tamworth unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again and continues to fall this year. Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in October 2013 w...

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30 OCT 2013

MP backs ¬“Small Business Saturday¬”

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, praised the work of Tamworth Borough Council in supporting local businesses in the town centre by offering free market stalls for traders and free car parking for customers during business questions in the House of Commons this week. In the Ho...

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28 OCT 2013

MP Welcomes Fall in Tamworth Unemployment

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed figures released this week which show unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again and is now at its lowest level since before the recession. Figures published by the ONS show that the number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth cons...

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15 OCT 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes over 150 jobseekers to the Jobs Fair

Last weekend Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, welcomed over 150 job seekers to his jobs fair, in partnership with Tamworth College and the Tamworth Herald. The Jobs fair gave an opportunity for local job seekers to meet and talk with companies seeking to take on new recruits....

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09 OCT 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes Jaguar Land Rover, National Express and John Lewis to his Jobs Fair

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, has welcomed the excellent news that three further national companies - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), National Express and John Lewis - will be attending Tamworth’s second Jobs Fair where they hope to find enthusiastic new employees and ap...

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03 OCT 2013

Christopher Pincher calls on jobseekers to come to Jobs Fair

Christopher Pincher, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, this week is calling on local job seekers to visit his Jobs Fair which takes place on Saturday 12th October at South Staffordshire College campus in Croft Street. The Fair will run between 10am and 2pm and will host a variety of local and nati...

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12 SEP 2013

Christopher Pincher Calls for businesses to sign up for local Jobs Fair

Last year in conjunction with the South Stafford College, the Tamworth Herald and Drayton Manor Park Christopher Pincher MP organised a successful Tamworth Jobs Fair at College campus in Croft Street. The event helped put hundreds of job seekers directly in touch with local employers and resulted in...

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12 SEP 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes 1700 new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover

Solihull based car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has announced 1700 new jobs as part of their £1.5bn expansion plan. This latest round of job creation brings the total number of new jobs to 11,000 in the past three years. Before the last general election there was a real threat that JLR migh...

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19 JUL 2013

Christopher Pincher welcomes further fall in unemployment

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment in Tamworth has fallen once again under this Government. The number of unemployed claimants in Tamworth constituency in June 2013 was 373 lower than in June 2012 and 105 lower than in May 2013. This represents a 21.4 per ...

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14 JAN 2013

New traineeships to give our young people the skills they need to compete in the job race

New traineeships to give our young people the skills they need to compete in the job race Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, has welcomed new plans to set up a Traineeship Programme for young people. The new programme, announced by Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock MP, will provide young people ...

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10 JAN 2013

Cameron Calls In Help For Drive Assist

Cameron Calls In Help For Drive Assist David Cameron has intervened personally to ensure redundant employees from the collapsed car hire giant, Drive Assist, get the help they need to get back into work. Following his meeting with Tamworth's MP, Christopher Pincher, just before Christmas, the Prim...

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10 JAN 2013

Christopher Pincher MP: Government is helping disabled people into work

Christopher Pincher MP: Government is helping disabled people into work The Government has recently announced more support for small businesses and disabled entrepreneurs to pay for specialised equipment and to cover the other costs facing disabled people in work. Businesses with more than 49 empl...

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