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Conservatives hold the key to a strong employment market

The current government has seen UK employment rise to its highest rate since before the recession. However, who holds the key to building a stronger employment market? 

Maple Resourcing undertook an online survey asking costruction, rail and engineering professionals to vote on which political party they feel have the strongest policies on employment.

Which party did the best?

The Conservative party performed the best, taking 43.2% of the votes, followed by Labour with 25.0% and Liberal Democrats coming in third place with 15.9% of the votes. 

Source: Maple Resourcing’ online survey.

Reasons why?

The policies that people feel will help maintain a strong employment market are: increasing the minimum wage, creating more apprenticeships and continuing to offer support for businesses to grow.

Policy

Respondent %

Reducing immigration

27.30%

Increasing minimum wage

38.60%

Creating more apprenticeships

36.40%

Cutting taxes

9.10%

Support for businesses

34.10%

Source: Maple Resourcing’ online survey.

Who will be voting?

Of those who responded, 88.6% said they would be voting, 2.3% said they would not vote and 9.3% were not sure at this time. The highest respondents who answered “Yes”, were those aged between 30-49 years (56.82%), followed by those aged over 50 years (15.91%).

Survey Notes:

Respondent demographics:

104 people from the Construction, Rail and Engineering industry took part in the survey. The survey was carried out online over a period of 3 weeks during March 2015.

Gender

% of respondents

Male

72.73%

Female

27.27%

 

 

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