Rising levels of employment are a clear demonstration that Wales is open for business, Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns said today (12 April). Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the employment rate in Wales has increased 0.5% across the quarter and 0.9% over the year. This mirrors the
Official figures released today (12 April 2017) show that the employment rate is at 74.6%, with 31.84 million people in work – an increase of 312,000 on the year and the joint highest rate since records began in 1971. The Office for National Statistics has also announced that the unemployment rate remains low at 4.7%.
Trade unions are set to face new fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance laws under plans being consulted on by the government. Under the proposals, the union regulator, the Certification Officer, will be able to issue fines of up to £20,000 for breaking the law including serious breaches of election rules or mismanagement