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Ease red tape to boost employment, says Birmingham Chamber

The Birmingham Chamber has urged the government to cut back on the rules and regulations restricting businesses in the region in order to curb unemployment figures for the region.

Jobs figures for this area show that unemployment is the third highest out of all regions in the country, with a rate of 9.1 per cent. This reflects a 0.2 per cent national rise, which has left the UK unemployment rate overall standing at 7.9 per cent - considerably less than the rate for this area.

President of the Birmingham Chamber Steve Brittan said that he felt it was "unacceptable" that his area was performing so poorly on the jobs market.

"One of the main reasons is the burden of red tape, especially those regulations which surround employment. Some of the laws on this issue need to be eased," he commented.

With the Budget addressing these problems and cutting employers' national insurance contributions, amongst other measures, it is hoped that the jobs market will see some improvement in terms of recruitment and employment over the coming quarters.

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26/04/2013