Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in March 2019 was 1,005.

 This represents a rate of 1.5% of the economically active population aged 16-64.

 The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.4%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in December 2018 to February 2019.

 The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 235 higher than March 2018 and 40 higher than February 2019.

There were 170 claimants aged 18-24 in March 2019, 45 higher than March 2018.

Aylesbury Crown Court Closure and Opening

David recently attended the closing of the old Aylesbury Crown Court and opened the Crown Court premises on Walton Street.

David said:

"I was very pleased to be able to attend the opening of the new Crown Court in Aylesbury. This magistrate has been in Aylesbury for close to 300 years and the new building on Walton Street increases the number of court rooms from two to three. 

"The Crown Court has been an important part of the community for a long time and I hope that they continue their educational work with local schoolsand community groups on the new premises."

Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in June 2017 was 745.

This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 533rd highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.)

The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.5%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data,.was 4.5% between March and May 2017.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 55 higher than June 2016 and the same as in May 2017.

There were 120 claimants aged 18-24 in June 2017, 15 lower than June 2016.

Latest unemployment statistics for Aylesbury

The total number of unemployed claimants in Aylesbury constituency in May 2017 was 745. This represents a rate of 1.2% of the economically active population aged 16-64, the 538th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest claimant rate, 650th = lowest claimant rate.) The equivalent UK claimant rate was 2.6%.

The number of claimants in Aylesbury constituency is 95 higher than May 2016 and 10 higher than April 2017.

There were 125 claimants aged 18-24 in May 2017, 5 higher than May 2016.

New housing statistics

David thought you would be interested to see this letter that he recently received from the New Home Building Council showing recent home building numbers in the constituency.

David said:

"There are tremendous pressures on housing in the constituency both in terms of providing affordable housing for those who need it as well as protecting the communities and countryside that make the area special.

 "We need a Local Plan, from both Aylesbury Vale District Council and Wycombe District Council, to provide for both housing and employment on a scale that is justified by the evidence. The absence of a Plan setting out how much development there should be and were it should go means that building proposals are decided piecemeal on the basis of which sites developers put forward.

"We do need more housing in Bucks. Not only is the population growing, but greater longevity and the high rate of divorce and separation mean that there are more households than there used to be for any given number of people. If we want businesses to locate to our area, we need a supply of housing that directors, managers and workers alike will find attractive and affordable. And if we want young people and workers on modest wages to be able to live in our area, we shall need to plan for more homes. I get young people in my constituency telling me that they are in full-time work, earning a decent wage, yet can't afford to get onto even the lowest rung of the housing ladder. We need to plan to ease that unfairness."

BTVLEP Submits amendments to its Aylesbury Woodlands planning application

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), submitted amendments on 6 April to its Aylesbury Woodlands plan. These amendments include additional content to ensure the plan meets the needs of local people and businesses.

The Aylesbury Woodlands site will provide commercial premises, improved road infrastructure, housing and leisure facilities. 

The plan includes the delivery of the Eastern Link Road that will connect the A41 and the A418 in preparation for the upcoming Garden City proposals.

More information on the scheme can be found here.