Latest Unemployment Statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in October 2017 was 715.

This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 540th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between July and September 2017.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 20 higher than October 2016 and 15 lower than September 2017.

There were 120 claimants aged 18-24 in October 2017, 15 lower than October 2016.

David at the Aylesbury Beer Festival

David recently opened the Aylesbury Beer Festival.

David said:

"It was great to open the Aylesbury Beer Festival at the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School.

This is an annual event in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice charity. It provides people with the opportunity to sample some of the fantastic local beers, ales and ciders that Aylesbury has to offer, as well as some award-winning drinks from further afield. This year's festival was the biggest ever, with over 40 different barrels available and raising more than £5000 for a great cause."

Wendover Swimming Pool

David recently attended the reopening of the Wendover community swimming pool.

David said:

"I was delighted to join in celebrating the reopening of a great community enterprise. The Wendover Swimming Pool is operated as a not-for-profit, with all staff working on a voluntary basis.

Having these kinds of facilities available to the people of Wendover is fantastic, helping to increase the range of options available to local people and unite the community."

David at the Bucks Skills Show

David recently attended the Bucks Skills Show in Aylesbury.

David said:

"I was delighted to attend the Bucks Skills Show and have the opportunity to speak to parents and young people about skills and training. I was encouraged by the number of people in attendance, with over 1000 people coming along.

Events like this are fantastic opportunities to provide individuals with more information about their career options moving forwards.

It was a great showcase for apprenticeships in the area. Apprenticeships are a great way to help people gain experience and get on the jobs ladder. Since 2010, there have been 5390 new apprenticeships in Aylesbury.

It was good to touch base with Bucks Workability, which brings together a number of local organisations dedicated to helping people with disabilities into work."

For more information about the Bucks Skills Show and opportunities in Bucks, click here.

Patchwork Foundation at Conservative Party Conference

David said:

"I recently attended a masterclass event organised by the Patchwork Foundation at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Each time I meet Patchworkers I'm bowled over by their enthusiasm for politics as a way to make a difference. You can see what I said below."

For more information about the Patchwork Foundation click here.

Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in September 2017 was 730.

This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 532nd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 4.3% between June and August 2017.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 40 higher than September 2016 and 5 lower than August 2017.

There were 115 claimants aged 18-24 in September 2017, 20 lower than September 2016.

Speech at the Conservative Party Conference

David recently delivered a speech at the Conservative Party Conference in his role as the Secretary of State for Justice.

David said:

“My speech at the Conservative Party Conference gave me the opportunity to outline the new policy that the Ministry of Justice will be implementing.

This included launching a new initiative to stop drones being used to smuggle drugs and other items into prisons. This has become a serious issue, used by sophisticated criminal networks to gain access to prisons, placing more pressure on prison officers. Additional intelligence-led counter-drone operations will disrupt drones as they enter prison airspace and trace them back to the criminals involved.

Additionally, I announced the New Futures Network, a new national task force to help ex-offenders find work when they leave prison. Evidence has shown that ex-offenders who have got both the responsibility and opportunity that comes with employment is far less likely to reoffend. This task force will match individuals with employers and ensure that training in prisons matches demands in the local jobs market.”

You can watch the full speech below.

Bucks Free Press Article

David thought you might be interested in seeing an article he recently wrote for the Bucks Free Press.

"This week, as part of my duties as Lord Chancellor, I took part in a ceremony to mark the beginning of the new legal year. The senior judges, in their scarlet or black and gold robes, joined me in Westminster Abbey, after which we all processed to Westminster Hall, the most ancient part of the Houses of Parliament.

The ritual affirmed the authority and the formality of our legal system but was also an opportunity to reflect on the central importance of the rule of law in our constitutional system.

That principle, together with the independence of the judiciary, forms the very bedrock of a free and democratic society.

It safeguards us against tyranny and dictatorship. It allows us to live in a society where no individual and no government is above the law, a society where everyone can expect equality before the law and the right to a fair trial.

Here, governments of all political colours expect to have their decisions challenged and sometimes overturned in court.  But that respect for the rule of law is not universal.

As a Foreign Office Minister, I talked to colleagues from Eastern and Central Europe who remembered living under communist rule, when the judges and the courts were just a tool of the ruling regime.

I also spent many hours discussing with British business leaders their plans for foreign investment. They explained that a country with an entrenched commitment to the rule of law and judicial independence had a head start over the competition to attract jobs and inward investment. By contrast, businesses were nervous about committing money to a country where a dispute over their tax bill or their license to operate would be decided by a legal system that was in the pocket of ministers or oligarchs.

It is striking that in today’s global economy, English law remains the first choice when companies decide how to settle commercial disputes. Companies from around the world go to the London courts to obtain justice because they know that our judiciary is both expert and relentlessly impartial, doing justice according to the evidence without fear or favour.

I'm not starry eyed. There are many things about our legal system that could be improved. But let us also value those principles of the rule of law and judicial independence which underpin both our prosperity and our freedom."