Bill Wiggin MP has thanked Jobcentre Plus and Weobley residents for attending a Job Club meeting at the Village Hall on Friday (27 November 2009). At the invitation of Bill Wiggin, representatives from Jobcentre Plus gave a presentation to local residents on the services they offer, the support available for people who have recently been made redundant and took questions from the audience.

Bill Wiggin had organised the meeting following the redundancies announced at The Dairy House and at RE Williams abattoir and said:

“I am grateful to everyone who attended and to Jobcentre Plus for offering advice and help to local people. These are very tough times for local people and I know how difficult it is for people in villages like Weobley to receive support in finding training and new employment.”

“I will do everything I can as a Member of Parliament to support those looking for work and businesses struggling during the recession. Local employers are stalwarts of our rural communities and we must do what we can to support them during the downturn.”

Commenting on the impact of the economic downturn in Herefordshire, Bill Wiggin added:

“When businesses go under in our towns and villages, support must be given to those looking for work and new businesses must be attracted to invest in these areas. I am concerned that the Government is not doing enough to support local jobs and investments for businesses. We need to see changes and the Conservative Party have put forward proposals to support people looking for work and businesses, including, a new work programme which is more simplified and effective then the numerous schemes currently run by the Government, a £50 billion national loan guarantees scheme, reducing payroll taxes, and cutting the small companies’ rate of corporation tax.”

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For more details of Conservative Party policy to support businesses and jobs, visit: http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Where_we_stand/Business.aspx and http://www.conservatives.com/Policy/Where_we_stand/Welfare_and_Pensions.aspx

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