I welcome the news that crime is falling. Latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that since 2010 recorded crime in Dorset has fallen by 22%
The Government is following an action plan to tackle crime
Michael has welcomed the Autumn Statement, echoing the Chancellor’s argument that it is only by working through the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan that we can achieve prosperity and security for families in Mid Dorset and North Poole.
New figures showing that the number of private sector businesses in the South West has increased by around 98,900 over the past four years. There are now over three quarters of a million more private sector businesses than there were in 2010. We've doubles the annual investment allowance to £500,000 until the end of 2015. Over 99% of businesses will face no upfront tax when they invest in their future. We are also increasing the tax reliefs available to small businesses for research and development.
New figures showing that 292 fewer people in Mid Dorset and North Poole are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance than in 2010, a 42% fall. There are a record number of women in work – and the annual fall in female unemployment is the largest on record. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a better future ahead of them.
Michael Tomlinson has welcomed new figures showing the British economy is now above its pre-crisis peak, after Labour’s Great Recession saw the economy shrink by 7.2 per cent. The economy grew by 0.8 per cent in Q2 2014, up 3.1 per cent on the same period last year.
Michael Tomlinson has welcomed the announcement of £3,063,119 of new funding in Dorset to tackle potholes.
Congratulations to MEP candidates Ashley Fox and Julie Girling, who were successfully re-elected following the European Elections on the 22nd May.
Michael Tomlinson, Prospective MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, has welcomed new government money that will help thousands of families and businesses across the country, including in the most remote areas, get connected up to superfast broadband.
Significant changes are being proposed by the Corfe Hills School governing body. Subject to the outcome of a consultation process, an application will be made to change the age range of pupils from 13-18 to 11-18.
Michael Tomlinson welcomes the news that crime in Dorset is down by 16% and is at its lowest level nationwide. Michael works as a lawyer locally in Dorset and has seen the justice system first hand.