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DAMIAN HINDS, MP WELCOMES HELP FOR WORKING FAMILIES

Damian has welcomed the announcements made in last week’s Autumn Statement to help people keep more of what they earn, new measures to boost incomes, and the on-going reforms to make sure work always pays. Click to see his comments or go to www.damianhinds.com for his full analysis.

DAMIAN HINDS, MP WELCOMES RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN WORK

Damian, who is also Minister of Employment at the Department for Work and Pensions, commented:  “We have a record 31.8 million people now in work, which is up 560,000 over the last year and up 2.8 million since 2010. And with the female employment rate at 69.7 per cent, it’s close to the highest since comparable records began in 1971."

DAMIAN HINDS, MP ON POLITICAL PARTIES

Damian's column in the Petersfield Post comments on the role of political parties, ahead of this year's Conservative Party Conference:

DAMIAN HINDS, MP REFLECTS ON EXAM RESULTS

You never forget the moment you find out how you’ve done in major exams, whether it was opening a letter, reading results on a board at school or even receiving a phone call from a parent.

DAMIAN HINDS, MP PROMOTED TO MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT

Damian said: "I am honoured to have been appointed as employment minister and I am acutely conscious of the responsibility it carries. Employment is at a record high but there is no room for complacency as we face significant economic challenges. I'm massively looking forward to getting out and meeting Jobcentre Plus staff, job seeker clients, and employers, as well as the teams working on the rollout of Universal Credit and other key reforms." 

DAMIAN HINDS, MP LAUNCHES DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PETERSFIELD

Damian Hinds joined other founding members today for the official launch of Dementia Friendly Petersfield at the Winton House Centre in Petersfield. Damian said: “I am very excited by the start of this new initiative as raising awareness can make a real difference for those affected by dementia in the area."