Thursday, 27 November 2014

Stephen Metcalfe MP welcomes positive figures on new businesses 

Local MP Stephen Metcalfe has today welcomed new figures which show that the number of private sector businesses in the East of England has increased by around 79,600 over the last four years.

At the start of 2014, for the first time ever there were over 5 million private sector businesses across the UK. This is a record annual increase of 333,000 businesses, or 7 per cent, since the start of 2013.

There are now over three quarters of a million more private sector businesses than there were in 2010.

Stephen Metcalfe commented: “These figures are further proof that the Conservative long-term economic plan is working for people across Basildon and Thurrock. Overall, there are now 760,000 more private sector businesses in the UK than there were in 2010. This has been an incredible achievement!”

“This Government is helping new businesses to create jobs for hardworking taxpayers, which is providing them with the peace of mind that comes from a steady job and the prospect of a brighter future.”

“I am committed to ensuring that the progress we have made so far is safeguarded for the residents of South Basildon and East Thurrock.”