It is only natural in a democracy to have polite disagreements about political issues, even amongst close friends, family and work colleagues. On an epoch-defining issue such as Brexit this is not only expected but virtually compulsory for there to be an energetic national debate in order for a decision to have legitimacy – which is why I am so pleased that the decision to leave the EU was taken in a referendum by the people, not simply a vote in Parliament.
Nonetheless, I very much respect the views of those constituents, MPs and others who voted to remain because they sincerely back a different vision of the UK after Brexit.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed new figures showing how automatic enrolment has helped more than 9m employees save for their family’s future.
These changes have strong support amongst both British employers and employees. An incredible 83% of workers reported that saving through a workplace pension is a normal thing to do and an astonishing 98% of all UK businesses are finding automatic enrolment ‘necessary’, ‘sensible’ and ‘easier to implement than first expected’.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Technology, has asked the Government a series of questions on what they are doing to ensure that the UK’s world class financial technology (fintech) industry remains on the cutting edge.
The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie welcomed the figures:
“I have to say that this is really good news for all of us who want to see a robust, productive and profitable fintech sector.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed unemployment statistics today showing that the British jobs miracle is continuing unabated. Despite analysts predicting a decrease in employment of 13,000, the number of people employed rose by 102,000. The value of the Pound rose to $1.42, equivalent to its value before the UK voted to leave the EU.
The same was true of Windsor, were unemployment hit a fresh low of 405, or 0.7%. Windsor, traditionally in the lowest 10% of constituencies for unemployment, is now in the lowest 3% of constituencies!
It has been a hectic week for Brexit. The Government made an enormous breakthrough in our negotiations with the EU, both reaffirming our realistic red lines for withdrawal and the joint resolve by the UK and EU Governments to find a solution.
I am positive as ever that a positive negotiated settlement will be reached that will enable the UK to leave the EU (including the Single Market and Customs Union) in an orderly fashion, enabling us to both trade with the EU and strike trade agreements with countries across the world.