Over the past couple of days payday loan companies have been hitting the headlines, highlighting an emerging ‘out of control’ sub-culture of high interest money lending. Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas has thrown his support behind a local credit union to promote responsible loans and secure, informed financial options.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in April 2013 was 3,504. This represents a rate of 7.2% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 115th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

Small Charity Week 2013: June 17th – June 22nd

British Telecom (BT) is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading apprenticeship providers and has recently been recognised by the Learning Skills Council. BT is constantly working with learning providers across the country to help develop their ever growing apprenticeship scheme.

  

Last Friday Google held a workshop in Dagenham to help promote local business and train people how best to expand their businesses on the internet. Over 40 representatives from local businesses across Dagenham and Rainham came to the event to take advantage of the free advice and help on offer from Google’s experts.

The campaign against the prison is well underway, Jon Cruddas’s campaign team have been working hard to ensure that the proposals have not been slipped in through the back door.

The number of unemployed claimants in Dagenham and Rainham constituency in March 2013 was 3,584. This represents a rate of 7.4% of the economically active population aged 16 to 64, the 120th highest of the 650 UK constituencies. (1st = highest rate of unemployment, 650th = lowest rate of unemployment.)

The number of claimants is 122 lower than in March 2012 and 3 lower than in February 2013. These data are not seasonally adjusted.

The Ministry of Justice have recently contacted London Mayor Boris Johnson outlining the government’s strategy to establish a new modern prison with a 2000 place capacity in Dagenham. The original plans that were put forward in 2009 for a 1500 capacity prison were fought against by thousands of constituents and the proposal was overthrown. These new plans propose a larger facility than the one put forward in 2009.

The following article was written by Reporter Ian Weinfass, and published by the Romford Recorder on 13th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Six-year fight for compensation successful at last in landmark decision

The following article was published by the Barking and Dagenham Post on the 4th April 2012. You can find the original article here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx

Dagenham MP Jon  Cruddas is supporting a  prostrate cancer campaign aimed at identifying a national set of  standards for the care of  sufferers.

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