Greggs closes shop in Crompton Place

Greggs closes shop in Crompton Place

Greggs closes shop in Crompton Place

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GREGGS has closed one of its shops in Bolton town centre.

A spokesman for the chain, which closed its branch in Crompton Place Shopping Centre last month, said staff have been transferred to other bakeries in the area.

He said: “I can confirm our shop in the Crompton Place shopping centre closed in December and the shop team members were redeployed locally.

“Greggs customers will still be able to buy their favourite Greggs products at our nearby shops in Newport Street and in the Market Place shopping centre.”

He added: “Our priority for the next two to three years is to improve the quality of our existing estate and we are reshaping it through a combination of shop relocations, reformatting, and some shop closures.”

Greggs, the UK’s biggest bakery retailer, has closed a number of bakeries across the country in recent months and is closing all of its remaining in-store bakeries.

Its network, comprising 1,671 retail outlets and employing 20,000 people, will be supplied solely by its regional bakeries.

The moves are part of a plan that could result in more than 400 job losses nationally.

Crompton Place manager Malcolm Angus said: “Greggs has closed at Crompton Place, which was a decision made by the company itself, and we will be working hard to find a new business to take over the unit.

“There are other bakeries and eateries for our shoppers to choose from, including a new Subway which opened shortly before Christmas and has been trading really well.

“We are also home to Greenhalgh’s and Scoopalicious which has its own range of delicious milkshakes.

“BHS also has its own café which is very popular with our shoppers.”

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9:14am Tue 21 Jan 14

notatroll says...

I blame paddy!...
I blame paddy!... notatroll
  • Score: 15

9:22am Tue 21 Jan 14

William2701 says...

The shop closed at the end of December yet you are only reporting it on 21 January! Think your staff must walk around town with their eyes closed.

Says it all about the modern day Bolton News really.
The shop closed at the end of December yet you are only reporting it on 21 January! Think your staff must walk around town with their eyes closed. Says it all about the modern day Bolton News really. William2701
  • Score: 41

9:27am Tue 21 Jan 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

I think Carrs pasties are nicer anyway :)
I think Carrs pasties are nicer anyway :) Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 17

9:42am Tue 21 Jan 14

notatroll says...

They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! ....
They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! .... notatroll
  • Score: 17

10:06am Tue 21 Jan 14

Regulatory Man says...

I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.
I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work. Regulatory Man
  • Score: 23

10:42am Tue 21 Jan 14

MasterOfPuppets says...

notatroll wrote:
They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! ....
Bit harsh innit m8 m8 bolton laaaaaaaaaadddd duuurrr commoner duurr bolton bolton UR FROM BOLTON AAAAAAAAH
[quote][p][bold]notatroll[/bold] wrote: They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! ....[/p][/quote]Bit harsh innit m8 m8 bolton laaaaaaaaaadddd duuurrr commoner duurr bolton bolton UR FROM BOLTON AAAAAAAAH MasterOfPuppets
  • Score: -20

12:05pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mollymalone86 says...

Fear not. There's still one open on Newport street.
Fear not. There's still one open on Newport street. mollymalone86
  • Score: 12

12:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Beyond News Forum says...

How many pie shops do we actually need in the TC anyway? There are at least 8.

Deansgate
Market
Across from market
Newport Street x3
Ye Olde
The Pound Bakery across from the chocolate shop - FFS can't remember it's name... that's how much I go in town.
How many pie shops do we actually need in the TC anyway? There are at least 8. Deansgate Market Across from market Newport Street x3 Ye Olde The Pound Bakery across from the chocolate shop - FFS can't remember it's name... that's how much I go in town. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 8

12:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Balboa says...

Why is this "news" anyway?
Why is this "news" anyway? Balboa
  • Score: 10

12:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

boltonchap says...

Regulatory Man wrote:
I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.
Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.
[quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.[/p][/quote]Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol. boltonchap
  • Score: -10

1:06pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

Far too many of these strores, they have just worked this out. People I have seen them (mainly big flumps) like to eat these goods outside as the air removes most of the pastry from their velour tracksuits or asda suits. No greggs in the trafford centre, it is not the right location for them.
Far too many of these strores, they have just worked this out. People I have seen them (mainly big flumps) like to eat these goods outside as the air removes most of the pastry from their velour tracksuits or asda suits. No greggs in the trafford centre, it is not the right location for them. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 3

1:44pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

The only good thing from this is that the staff have been able to retain employment. As for Greggs, their stuff is dire. How they stay in business is beyond me.

And Greenhalghs, wel, thel less said the better.
The only good thing from this is that the staff have been able to retain employment. As for Greggs, their stuff is dire. How they stay in business is beyond me. And Greenhalghs, wel, thel less said the better. wsw69
  • Score: 16

1:48pm Tue 21 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

notatroll wrote:
They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! ....
Pathetic comment. Maybe notatroll but definitely a complete and utter T 1 t of the first order and possibly the second order too!
[quote][p][bold]notatroll[/bold] wrote: They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! ....[/p][/quote]Pathetic comment. Maybe notatroll but definitely a complete and utter T 1 t of the first order and possibly the second order too! wsw69
  • Score: 16

2:22pm Tue 21 Jan 14

notatroll says...

wsw69 wrote:
notatroll wrote:
They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! ....
Pathetic comment. Maybe notatroll but definitely a complete and utter T 1 t of the first order and possibly the second order too!
You make no sense ! I on the other hand am merely commenting on the lateness of the "story" as this along with others greatly reflects the inability of the "journalists" and their lack of keeping their "ear on the street" and using either google searched images rather than sending a photographer out or by using reader submitted images for stories they dont even bother going to seek if true or not! i.e"banksy story" etc etc etc.
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notatroll[/bold] wrote: They only found out when one of the fat assed lazy journalists decided to get off their bum from a hard days facebooking and walk the few feet from the office to crompton place to fill their faces with a cheese slice or two! ....[/p][/quote]Pathetic comment. Maybe notatroll but definitely a complete and utter T 1 t of the first order and possibly the second order too![/p][/quote]You make no sense ! I on the other hand am merely commenting on the lateness of the "story" as this along with others greatly reflects the inability of the "journalists" and their lack of keeping their "ear on the street" and using either google searched images rather than sending a photographer out or by using reader submitted images for stories they dont even bother going to seek if true or not! i.e"banksy story" etc etc etc. notatroll
  • Score: -13

2:34pm Tue 21 Jan 14

I, Ludicrous says...

Our correspondent, Melanie Wallwork, doesn't look like the kind of girl that lives on steak bakes and sausage rolls to me. It's perfectly understandable that she knew nothing of its closure.
Our correspondent, Melanie Wallwork, doesn't look like the kind of girl that lives on steak bakes and sausage rolls to me. It's perfectly understandable that she knew nothing of its closure. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 6

2:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

notatroll says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
Our correspondent, Melanie Wallwork, doesn't look like the kind of girl that lives on steak bakes and sausage rolls to me. It's perfectly understandable that she knew nothing of its closure.
so I then refer to the whole "ear on the street" part then, old news is yesterdays chippy papers...
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: Our correspondent, Melanie Wallwork, doesn't look like the kind of girl that lives on steak bakes and sausage rolls to me. It's perfectly understandable that she knew nothing of its closure.[/p][/quote]so I then refer to the whole "ear on the street" part then, old news is yesterdays chippy papers... notatroll
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Tue 21 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

Beyond News Forum wrote:
How many pie shops do we actually need in the TC anyway? There are at least 8.

Deansgate
Market
Across from market
Newport Street x3
Ye Olde
The Pound Bakery across from the chocolate shop - FFS can't remember it's name... that's how much I go in town.
thorntons
[quote][p][bold]Beyond News Forum[/bold] wrote: How many pie shops do we actually need in the TC anyway? There are at least 8. Deansgate Market Across from market Newport Street x3 Ye Olde The Pound Bakery across from the chocolate shop - FFS can't remember it's name... that's how much I go in town.[/p][/quote]thorntons lv8151
  • Score: 8

3:31pm Tue 21 Jan 14

I, Ludicrous says...

notatroll wrote:
I, Ludicrous wrote:
Our correspondent, Melanie Wallwork, doesn't look like the kind of girl that lives on steak bakes and sausage rolls to me. It's perfectly understandable that she knew nothing of its closure.
so I then refer to the whole "ear on the street" part then, old news is yesterdays chippy papers...
Ahh, but if the BN reporters wandered around town taking note of which shops have closed down, they'd be there a while. I'd say it's no news rather than old news.
[quote][p][bold]notatroll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: Our correspondent, Melanie Wallwork, doesn't look like the kind of girl that lives on steak bakes and sausage rolls to me. It's perfectly understandable that she knew nothing of its closure.[/p][/quote]so I then refer to the whole "ear on the street" part then, old news is yesterdays chippy papers...[/p][/quote]Ahh, but if the BN reporters wandered around town taking note of which shops have closed down, they'd be there a while. I'd say it's no news rather than old news. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Tue 21 Jan 14

JustaBloke2000 says...

boltonchap wrote:
Regulatory Man wrote:
I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.
Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.
You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media:
http://www.huffingto
npost.co.uk/ramesh-p
atel/growth-cameron-
austerity_b_2007552.
html
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.[/p][/quote]Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.[/p][/quote]You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media: http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/ramesh-p atel/growth-cameron- austerity_b_2007552. html JustaBloke2000
  • Score: 3

6:04pm Tue 21 Jan 14

brinhambo says...

why does the reporter not report that Greggs also closed another shop not long ago on Ashburner st next to Greenhalghes
why does the reporter not report that Greggs also closed another shop not long ago on Ashburner st next to Greenhalghes brinhambo
  • Score: 1

9:08pm Tue 21 Jan 14

loo1976 says...

brinhambo wrote:
why does the reporter not report that Greggs also closed another shop not long ago on Ashburner st next to Greenhalghes
that was hampsons not greggs
[quote][p][bold]brinhambo[/bold] wrote: why does the reporter not report that Greggs also closed another shop not long ago on Ashburner st next to Greenhalghes[/p][/quote]that was hampsons not greggs loo1976
  • Score: 5

10:23pm Tue 21 Jan 14

boltonchap says...

JustaBloke2000 wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Regulatory Man wrote:
I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.
Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.
You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media:
http://www.huffingto

npost.co.uk/ramesh-p

atel/growth-cameron-

austerity_b_2007552.

html
I have and am quoting facts not journalists.
[quote][p][bold]JustaBloke2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.[/p][/quote]Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.[/p][/quote]You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media: http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/ramesh-p atel/growth-cameron- austerity_b_2007552. html[/p][/quote]I have and am quoting facts not journalists. boltonchap
  • Score: -3

7:32am Wed 22 Jan 14

Regulatory Man says...

boltonchap wrote:
JustaBloke2000 wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Regulatory Man wrote:
I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.
Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.
You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media:
http://www.huffingto


npost.co.uk/ramesh-p


atel/growth-cameron-


austerity_b_2007552.


html
I have and am quoting facts not journalists.
@boltonchap - I work with all political parties every day in my job and what they put out with regard to unemployment figures is nothing short of manipulation for the gullible who believe it. I believe the true figures not those you get from the politicians themselves. There's no spoon fed tripe entering my head via the party political bull***t.

As for Blair and his party they're no better than Cameron and his **** and bull rabble or the rest of a bad lot.

And for the record - I suggest you look what's in front of you not what you think is in front of you.
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustaBloke2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.[/p][/quote]Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.[/p][/quote]You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media: http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/ramesh-p atel/growth-cameron- austerity_b_2007552. html[/p][/quote]I have and am quoting facts not journalists.[/p][/quote]@boltonchap - I work with all political parties every day in my job and what they put out with regard to unemployment figures is nothing short of manipulation for the gullible who believe it. I believe the true figures not those you get from the politicians themselves. There's no spoon fed tripe entering my head via the party political bull***t. As for Blair and his party they're no better than Cameron and his **** and bull rabble or the rest of a bad lot. And for the record - I suggest you look what's in front of you not what you think is in front of you. Regulatory Man
  • Score: 0

8:40am Wed 22 Jan 14

boltonchap says...

Regulatory Man wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
JustaBloke2000 wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Regulatory Man wrote:
I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.
Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.
You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media:
http://www.huffingto



npost.co.uk/ramesh-p



atel/growth-cameron-



austerity_b_2007552.



html
I have and am quoting facts not journalists.
@boltonchap - I work with all political parties every day in my job and what they put out with regard to unemployment figures is nothing short of manipulation for the gullible who believe it. I believe the true figures not those you get from the politicians themselves. There's no spoon fed tripe entering my head via the party political bull***t.

As for Blair and his party they're no better than Cameron and his **** and bull rabble or the rest of a bad lot.

And for the record - I suggest you look what's in front of you not what you think is in front of you.
I trust the NAO figures more than your baseless ranting.
[quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustaBloke2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.[/p][/quote]Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.[/p][/quote]You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media: http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/ramesh-p atel/growth-cameron- austerity_b_2007552. html[/p][/quote]I have and am quoting facts not journalists.[/p][/quote]@boltonchap - I work with all political parties every day in my job and what they put out with regard to unemployment figures is nothing short of manipulation for the gullible who believe it. I believe the true figures not those you get from the politicians themselves. There's no spoon fed tripe entering my head via the party political bull***t. As for Blair and his party they're no better than Cameron and his **** and bull rabble or the rest of a bad lot. And for the record - I suggest you look what's in front of you not what you think is in front of you.[/p][/quote]I trust the NAO figures more than your baseless ranting. boltonchap
  • Score: -2

9:53am Wed 22 Jan 14

Regulatory Man says...

boltonchap wrote:
Regulatory Man wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
JustaBloke2000 wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Regulatory Man wrote:
I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.
Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.
You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media:
http://www.huffingto




npost.co.uk/ramesh-p




atel/growth-cameron-




austerity_b_2007552.




html
I have and am quoting facts not journalists.
@boltonchap - I work with all political parties every day in my job and what they put out with regard to unemployment figures is nothing short of manipulation for the gullible who believe it. I believe the true figures not those you get from the politicians themselves. There's no spoon fed tripe entering my head via the party political bull***t.

As for Blair and his party they're no better than Cameron and his **** and bull rabble or the rest of a bad lot.

And for the record - I suggest you look what's in front of you not what you think is in front of you.
I trust the NAO figures more than your baseless ranting.
Well looking at your one sided blinkered attitude to it I can see why you'd believe the NAO figures. But let me help you out here with some actual facts;

the Office for National Statistics reported that in the past quarter UK unemployment had fallen by 14,000 and employment had reached a “record” level of 29.7 million. Many took this as a vindication of the government’s economic strategy but it wasn’t. Youth unemployment was up by 11,000 and real wages fell once again. Also, the working-age population has risen, so the employment rate, calculated as a proportion of the working-age population, was below its old level spanning the entire period from 1997 through to the start of 2008.

The government’s claim that it has created a million private-sector jobs is false. Over the past two years public-sector employment has fallen 521,000 while private-sector employment has increased by just over one million, a net increase of about half a million jobs. But of the one million “new” private-sector jobs the coalition claims were “created”, a fifth were obtained by cheating, because lecturers in further education and sixth-form colleges were reclassified from the public to the private sector last spring.

** NOTE; Fiddling the data isn’t the same as creating private-sector jobs.**

It turns out that the news on the labour market isn’t very good. In fact, the unemployment rate no longer captures the full picture of spare capacity in the market, as many workers are employed but say they would like to work more hours and well over a million part-timers want to go full-time. These workers are “hours-constrained
”. In part, this is related to real wages not growing, and many firms have reduced overtime and extra shift payments. The jobless rate takes no account of this “underutilisation
of the workforce.

So again today's reports of unemployment falling is in fact a very convenient vote catching LIE and the Coalition knows it but hey, it captures voters like you..
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustaBloke2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: I couldn't care less whether they closed in December 2013 or 1066, at the end of the day it's another shop in Bolton gone. Luckily in this instance staff were redeployed, otherwise they'd be adding to the Governments unemployment statistics which would then mean even further cuts for those on low incomes and in poverty as Cameron's army of rich, self portrait ministers tar the country with even more benefit cuts to get everyone back to work.[/p][/quote]Unemployment is coming down. The cuts are necessary because of the massive deficit created by that exceptionally rich tony blair and his band of economic illiterates. Their welfare generosity actually created a system which paid people to be poor - think about that before you inevitably respond with vitriol.[/p][/quote]You need to do a bit of research and not just believe what the current Gov. spoon-feed you through sponsored media: http://www.huffingto npost.co.uk/ramesh-p atel/growth-cameron- austerity_b_2007552. html[/p][/quote]I have and am quoting facts not journalists.[/p][/quote]@boltonchap - I work with all political parties every day in my job and what they put out with regard to unemployment figures is nothing short of manipulation for the gullible who believe it. I believe the true figures not those you get from the politicians themselves. There's no spoon fed tripe entering my head via the party political bull***t. As for Blair and his party they're no better than Cameron and his **** and bull rabble or the rest of a bad lot. And for the record - I suggest you look what's in front of you not what you think is in front of you.[/p][/quote]I trust the NAO figures more than your baseless ranting.[/p][/quote]Well looking at your one sided blinkered attitude to it I can see why you'd believe the NAO figures. But let me help you out here with some actual facts; the Office for National Statistics reported that in the past quarter UK unemployment had fallen by 14,000 and employment had reached a “record” level of 29.7 million. Many took this as a vindication of the government’s economic strategy but it wasn’t. Youth unemployment was up by 11,000 and real wages fell once again. Also, the working-age population has risen, so the employment rate, calculated as a proportion of the working-age population, was below its old level spanning the entire period from 1997 through to the start of 2008. The government’s claim that it has created a million private-sector jobs is false. Over the past two years public-sector employment has fallen 521,000 while private-sector employment has increased by just over one million, a net increase of about half a million jobs. But of the one million “new” private-sector jobs the coalition claims were “created”, a fifth were obtained by cheating, because lecturers in further education and sixth-form colleges were reclassified from the public to the private sector last spring. ** NOTE; Fiddling the data isn’t the same as creating private-sector jobs.** It turns out that the news on the labour market isn’t very good. In fact, the unemployment rate no longer captures the full picture of spare capacity in the market, as many workers are employed but say they would like to work more hours and well over a million part-timers want to go full-time. These workers are “hours-constrained ”. In part, this is related to real wages not growing, and many firms have reduced overtime and extra shift payments. The jobless rate takes no account of this “underutilisation of the workforce. So again today's reports of unemployment falling is in fact a very convenient vote catching LIE and the Coalition knows it but hey, it captures voters like you.. Regulatory Man
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