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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.

Greg Hands welcomes a hat-trick of good news on the economy‏

New figures released from the Office for National Statistics this week show the British economy grew more strongly last year than previously thought. This was part of a hat-trick of good news – with new figures also showing consumer confidence is at its highest level in over 12 years, and that living standards are now higher than in May 2010.

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.