Jim McGovern calls for jobs action in Dundee

Dundee West MP Jim McGovern has called for action to create jobs in Dundee as new figures reveal that the employment rate in Dundee is significantly below the UK average.

Research conducted by the GMB trade union has demonstrated that despite signs of economic improvement employment levels in Dundee are lower than in the Scotland and the rest of the UK. In March 2014 employment rates were are 59.2% in Dundee West, while Scotland’s average rate was 71.5% and the UK average rate was 71.7%.


Jim McGovern welcomes Chancellor’s acknowledgement of Dundee’s games industry efforts

Dundee West MP Jim McGovern has welcomed comments made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during the Commonwealth Games Business Conference. In a speech which outlined the successes of the Scottish economy within Britain the Chancellor highlighted Dundee’s pivotal role in calling for and securing tax incentives for the compute games industry.