Clintons is the UK's biggest card retailer and employs more than 8,000 staff, and has shops across the South and South East
The MP for Southampton Itchen has reacted to news that British Gas is to close its call centre in Hampshire with the loss of 550 jobs.
British Gas is planning to close a call centre in Southampton at the end of the year with the loss of 550 jobs.
Tax-free child care vouchers worth £1,200 per child. Also, increased support for families with children on universal credit.
- More generous shareholder status
- CGT relief for sales of business to workers
- Tax help to return to help after sickness
- A doubling to £10,000 for tax free loans for commuters' season tickets
The Employment Minister and Fareham MP, Mark Hoban, has been talking about the disappointing unemployment figures for the South East, published on Wednesday 20 March.
Numbers for the last financial quarter released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal that unemployment in the region has increased by 6.6%, with 16,000 more people unemployed.
While there may have been an increase in the number of people in the labour market out of work, the South East remains the region with the second lowest level of unemployment in the UK after the South West.
Speaking during Prime Minister Questions, ahead of the Budget statement, David Cameron said:
In two weeks' time there will be a tax cut for 24 million people in this country as we raise the amount of money you can earn before you pay tax.
We will have taken over 2 million people out of tax altogether. We've frozen the council tax and cancelled fuel duty increase after fuel duty increase and we are legislating to put customers on the lowest electricity tariff.
The facts and figures behind today's rise in the jobless total have been pulled together into a video by the Office For National Statistics.
– Frances O'Grady, TUC general secretary
Today's figures confirm our fears that economic stagnation has finally caught up with the jobs market.
Young people are bearing the brunt of our jobs crisis, with the number of unemployed youngsters up 48,000 and approaching a million again.
The news for those in work is not much better, with the gap between wages and the rising cost of living getting even wider.
We won't see a proper recovery in the jobs market until we get growth back into the economy. That's why the Chancellor must change course and prioritise jobs, growth and living standards in his Budget today.
Unemployment increased by 7,000 between November and January to 2.52 million. The ONS figures also show the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance last month fell by 1,500 to 1.54 million.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith has said that the recent employment figures are positive with unemployment figures dropping and those "never expected to work, sickness benefits, lone parents - they're now going back to work."