Economy

John Baron MP raises SMEs and North Sea Oil in House of Commons

January 27, 2015
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MP urges lower small business taxes during Treasury Questions This morning, during Treasury Questions in the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, responded to MPs’ questions on the economy. John asked, “The Government has done much to help small businesses, and unemployment continues to fall as a...
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John Baron MP welcomes tax cut for businesses in Basildon and Billericay

November 13, 2014
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MP says lower Employer NICs are helping to create jobs John Baron MP has welcomed new figures released by HM Revenue and Customs showing that around 1,500 businesses in Basildon and Billericay are benefitting from the Employment Allowance since its introduction in April, making it easier for businesses to hire staff and create jobs....
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John Baron MP questions credibility of EU budget surcharge

November 7, 2014
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MP says sudden EU bill remains unacceptable Following today’s meeting of EU finance ministers, it was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, that the EU had agreed to halve the British surcharge from £1.7bn to £850m. Britain will not pay anything towards the surcharge this year, and will...
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John Baron MP highlights new energy bill transparency

November 6, 2014
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MP urges all to check bills to avoid overpaying for energy Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP intervened on the Secretary of State for Energy, Rt Hon Ed Davey MP, during a statement on the Annual Energy Statement. In the House of Commons, John asked, “Given the myriad of deals and...
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John Baron MP welcomes new apprenticeships in Basildon and Billericay

October 31, 2014
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MP welcomes largest annual fall in youth unemployment since records began John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing 670 new apprenticeships were started by people in Basildon and Billericay last year. In total 2,750 new apprenticeships have been started in Basildon and Billericay since 2010. Across England as a whole, more than 1.9...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over prosperity ‘rebate’

October 27, 2014
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MP says no rebate until EU’s accounts have been audited Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister made a statement about the EU Council meeting last weekend. The EU’s £1.7bn rebate demand to the UK – due to its growing economy – was discussed. John asked, “Has the time not come to...
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John Baron MP: New figures show Start-Up loans supporting new businesses

October 13, 2014
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MP welcomes new jobs in Basildon and Billericay John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing the Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme has so far supported 16 people in Basildon and Billericay with the ideas and determination to start a new business with £64,610 of loans to help them get going. Across Britain more than...
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John Baron MP: welcomes further good news on unemployment

September 29, 2014
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MP say still further to go John Baron MP, has welcomed new figures showing that 881 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Basildon and Billericay since August 2013. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them. Throughout Britain the number...
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John Baron MP welcomes young people employment figures

August 26, 2014
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MP says more young people in work means a brighter future for Basildon and Billericay John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing that 5,000 fewer young people in the East of England are not in employment, education or training – a 5.9% decrease since the election. Across the UK as a whole, there...
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John Baron MP welcomes Employment Allowance

August 21, 2014
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MP says NI tax cut is supporting jobs and helping businesses John Baron MP has welcomed new figures showing that 109,000 businesses in the South East are already benefitting from the Employment Allowance, introduced in April, which reduces the cost to businesses of employing people. The Employment Allowance takes up to £2,000 off the...
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