Press release: Employment rate remains at record high

first_img introducing a modern Industrial Strategy to help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK helping people stay in work longer with our Fuller Working Lives strategy, which supports employers to recruit, retrain and retain older workers tackling inequalities in employment highlighted by the Race Disparity Audit, through targeted support in 20 areas around the country and £90 million announced by the Prime Minister to help young people England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 The employment rate has never been higher – with over 3.3 million people moving into work since 2010. It’s a great British success story with businesses from Exeter to Edinburgh creating jobs – helping, on average 1,000 people find a job each and every day since 2010. And with the increase in the personal tax allowance, this government has ensured that people are keeping more of their money before they begin paying tax – meaning more take-home pay, that’s more money in your pocket for you and your family. Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma said: The unemployment rate is now 4.2% – down 0.4% since last year – with the number of people out of work falling by 115,000.The figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) come as Black, Asian and minority ethnic employment (BAME) is at a record high. The BAME employment gap – the difference between the employment rates of the ethnic minority population and the overall population – is at an all-time low of 10.1% points. London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey said: The increase in personal allowances means that the typical basic rate taxpayer is now paying £1,075 less in income tax than in 2010. Thanks to the National Living Wage full time minimum wage workers have had an annual boost of £2,000 since 2016.Today’s figures also show: Press Office Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 private sector employment is now at 27.04 million, up by over 3.7 million since 2010 the number of women in work is at a record high of 15.26 million youth unemployment has fallen by over 40% since 2010 the number of workers aged 50 plus has reached a record 10.18 millioncenter_img Contact Press Office We are also arranging work experience sessions for students through Jobcentre Plus in over 1,400 schools. The scheme is being rolled out across the country, to ensure young disadvantaged kids aged 12 to 18 get opportunities including work experience to learn about the world of work and consider future career options. So far, the partnership between Jobcentre Plus and local schools has resulted in around 12,000 sessions for pupils, parents and teachers helping to prepare pupils for the world of work. Follow DWP on: Twitter – www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice Facebook – www.facebook.com/dwp LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/dwp YouTube – www.youtube.com/dwp At 75.6%, the employment rate has never been higher, with more people in work than ever before. And with a continued fall in unemployment, we have a strong jobs market that’s set 17 new employment rate records since 2010. It’s also very welcome news that the ONS has reported that regular pay has outpaced inflation for the third month in a row. Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Read the Labour Market Statistics – June 2018 from the Office for National Statistics. Separate figures released today show that more than 920,000 people are now receiving Universal Credit, with 37% in employment. The rollout of Universal Credit remains on track and the business case summary published last week confirms an estimated £8 billion boost to the economy every year when it is fully rolled out, with an additional 200,000 people moving into work.The government has reformed welfare to make work pay, backed businesses to take more people on, and built a stronger, fairer economy. But we want to help even more people benefit from a well-paid job. That’s why we are: Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NAlast_img read more

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DPS to discuss several issues this summer

first_imgCrime in the USC area has been on the decline, but the Department of Public Safety is still hoping to address several key issues and will be discussing possible changes over the summer.DPS Assistant Chief John Thomas said some concerns for the coming year include an increasing number of homeless people around campus and a growing number of inmates who have been released early from jail moving into the area on probation status.DPS will continue to work with the Department of Probation & Parole to monitor early released inmates in the community, Thomas said, and it hopes to address issues of aggressive panhandling and loitering.DPS also plans to expand the use of bike patrols in the campus community, rather than increasing vehicle patrols.Jillian Chou, a senior majoring in international relations, said she appreciates the extra CSC security officers that DPS has provided around campus.“I like that they have security on every corner,” Chou said. “You feel very safe walking; it’s nice knowing they are watching you off campus too.”Thomas said DPS also hopes to take steps to decrease property theft, including encouraging students to take better care of their property and to not leave their belongings unattended.Mallory Jebbia, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, said she understands why the thefts are frustrating for DPS.“DPS can’t be there to watch our stuff,” Jebbia said. “Students need to be more aware and responsible of their belongings.”The increased number of bicycles on campus is another concern for DPS because of thefts and because bikes can obstruct access to buildings.Additionally, DPS hopes to see a decrease in the number of alcohol overdoses by students and a decrease in the number of physical altercations involving alcohol.DPS has been able to continue the overall reduction of crime on campus through the first quarter of 2010, Thomas said.This year, the USC campus community was designated as a safe community by the World Health Organization.Thomas credited this success to the use of predictive policing as a crime reduction strategy and said he hopes to expand this practice.“[We want to] expand our use of predictive policing and crime forecasting as strategies to combat crime and address quality of life issues,” Thomas wrote in an e-mail.Still, some students like Jake Minkley, a junior majoring in business administration, do not feel campus safety has changed.“I don’t feel like they have reduced crime,” Minkley said. “I go to the [University Village] and I just don’t feel like it’s gotten any better.”But Molly Abrams, an undeclared sophomore, said DPS makes her feel safe.“I never feel unsafe; they’re everywhere,” Abrams said.last_img read more

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‘World Cup dreams’ – Lippi back as China coach, four months after leaving

first_imgThe 45-year-old former legendary defender combined the job with being coach of Chinese Super League (CSL) title-contenders Guangzhou Evergrande.However, China lost to lower-ranked Thailand and Uzbekistan in Cannavaro’s opening two matches and he quit, saying that he could not do two jobs at once.Re-enter his mentor Lippi, who was a three-time CSL champion with Guangzhou and among the best-paid coaches in football during his first spell in charge of the national side.He will earn similarly well in his second spell, with Evergrande subsiding his wages, Chinese media said.Lippi, who is surely in his last job in football, marginally improved China last time, winning 13 of his 32 games in charge and losing 11.He failed to take China to Russia 2018 following his appointment in October 2016, although qualification was already in doubt following a poor run under Gao Hongbo.Lippi’s first match back at the helm will be a home game against the Philippines on June 7, followed by another home friendly, with Tajikistan, four days later.World Cup qualification starts in September.Share on: WhatsApp Marcello Lippi has been nominated again as the head coach of the China men’s national football team, the Chinese Football Association confirmsShanghai, China | AFP | Marcello Lippi was back as coach of China on Friday, four months after the World Cup winner quit and following a failed stint by fellow Italian Fabio Cannavaro.The 71-year-old Lippi’s return to the top job in Chinese football had been widely tipped in domestic media and will be welcomed by fans.Lippi, who vacated the role after China were dumped out of the Asian Cup quarter-finals 3-0 by Iran in late January, is tasked with guiding the team to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.China have reached the World Cup only once, in 2002, when they exited without a point or scoring a goal.“Since Lippi coached the national team, they have shown a positive and tenacious fighting spirit,” the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said.“We believe that in the days to come, under the leadership of Lippi and his coaching team, the national men’s side will make a full impact on their World Cup dreams.”China sit a lowly 74th in the FIFA rankings, a rung above Cape Verde — whose population is 550,000, compared with China’s 1.4 billion.But under football-fan President Xi Jinping, China have ambitions to host and even win a World Cup.The reappointment of Lippi, who took Italy to World Cup glory in 2006, follows four months of confusion and speculation.The former Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli boss was succeeded by his World Cup-winning captain Cannavaro in March.last_img read more

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Does the President Have Total Authority During a National Emergency?

first_imgMonday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation’s businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual governors, according to the mainstream media.CNN and CNBC report that legal experts say Trump is wrong. For one, they note that U.S. law gives state governors wide latitude to protect the health and safety of their constituents. Secondly, they point out that Trump never declared a nationwide lockdown, so there’s no mechanism by which he could order a nationwide reopening now, namely. According to the U.S. National Emergency code, the president does have full authority to act if his declaration is supported by specified provisions of law.SUBCHAPTER III—EXERCISE OF EMERGENCY POWERS AND AUTHORITIES§1631. Declaration of national emergency by Executive order; authority; publication in Federal Register; transmittal to CongressWhen the President declares a national emergency, no powers or authorities made available by statute for use in the event of an emergency shall be exercised unless and until the President specifies the provisions of law under which he proposes that he, or other officers will act. Such specification may be made either in the declaration of a national emergency, or by one or more contemporaneous or subsequent Executive orders published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.(Pub. L. 94–412, title III, §301, Sept. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1257.)The Constitution does not expressly grant the President additional war powers or other powers in times of national emergency. However, many scholars think that the Framers implied these powers because the structural design of the Executive Branch enables it to act faster than the Legislative Branch. Nevertheless, because the Constitution remains silent on the issue, the Judiciary cannot grant these powers to the Executive Branch when it tries to wield them. The courts will only recognize a right of the Executive Branch to use emergency powers if Congress has granted such powers to the President.While the president believes he does have full authority per the US code he says he may not use it that he prefers to work with the governors in reopening the country state by state.President Trump promises that he will make an announcement and provide guidelines to re-open economy in the coming days.Read full U.S. National Emergency code here.last_img read more

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