Unemployment almost halved in Chelsea and Fulham with David Cameron's Conservatives - don't risk it with Ed Miliband, Labour and the SNP

Greg Hands has welcomed new figures showing that in the five years since the last election, unemployment in Chelsea and Fulham has fallen by almost half, under the Conservative-led Coalition Government. Official, independent figures released on 17th April show 994 fewer people in Chelsea and Fulham claiming Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit compared with 2010 - a 48 per cent drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a good job and a regular income.

Greg Hands welcomes announcement of 16,000 new apprenticeships

This week The Prime Minister announced the creation of 16,000 new apprenticeships by major companies across construction, engineering, and the retail sectors. The apprenticeships will be launched in partnership with companies including National Grid, Costa Coffee and Morrisons.

Leaders of Britain’s biggest businesses back the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan

Over 100 major business leaders, who employ more than half a million people, have backed the Conservative Party’s policy of lowering corporation tax.  They say that David Cameron’s long-term economic plan is the right way to create jobs, grow businesses and secure a better future for Britain.It is an independent endorsement of the Conservative economic plan by the people who do the most to create jobs in our country and make our economy grow.Over 100 of the UK’s foremost business leaders – people who create jobs and grow our economy - have signed the letter.