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Building an economy that works for everyone

Today’s employment statistics show that with 31.77 million people in work, employment remains at a record high of 74.5%, while unemployment stands at 4.9%.

Have your say on Pluckley Neighbourhood Plan proposals

Pluckley Parish Council has submitted the Pluckley Neighbourhood Development Plan, 2016-2031 to Ashford Borough Council and the council is now seeking the local communities’ views on the proposals.

Britain is open for business

The 2015/16 Inward Investment Report shows that the UK remains the best place in Europe for business to invest.

Helping people get on in life

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that more people are in work than ever before and wages are still rising – good news for Britain’s families.The number of people in w

Our Man in Westminster - Kent Show and Ashford's Festival in the Park 2016

Even in the middle of this misleadingly named “summer” it is possible to have a good weekend where the English capacity to organise excellent outside events is on full display. On Friday and Saturday I enjoyed two very contrasting experiences which brought people together successfully.

Our Man in Westminster - Kent Show and Ashford's Festival in the Park 2016

Even in the middle of this misleadingly named “summer” it is possible to have a good weekend where the English capacity to organise excellent outside events is on full display. On Friday and Saturday I enjoyed two very contrasting experiences which brought people together successfully.