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The Budget and Spending Review 2021 UK GDP took place on 27th October. Amongst the positive news real wages have increased by 3.4% compared to 2020.

The minimum wage for people aged 23 and over will increase from £8.91 to £9.50 per hour on 1st April 2022. This is branded as the National Living Wage by the government; however, this is separate to the Real Living Wage, an independently calculated rate based on cost of living. Still, the gap between the governments National Living Wage and the Real Living Wage is closing.

Local news

The number of claimants in Ashfield continues to reduce, falling by 45 people in May 2022 compared to April. We now have 3,120 unemployed, which is 3.94% of our working age population. This equates to overall decrease of 1.51% or 1195 people since May last year.

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Ashfield District Council business support team monitors economic intelligence from several sources, these are: