Stewart Jackson MP has welcomed new figures showing that there are 58,000 fewer workless households in East of England since 2010. That means fewer families without the security of work.

Overall across Britain the number of workless households is down 671,000 since the last election, with the proportion of workless households now at its lowest level since records began in 1996. The fall over the last year was 271,000, a record drop.

Locally jobs being created by businesses like Amazon.

Stewart Jackson MP said:

“It’s excellent to see the number of workless households falling – with 58 fewer across the East of England since 2010. This means more families in Peterborough with the self-respect and security that comes with a good job and a regular pay packet.”

“This is further evidence that the Conservatives’ reforms to welfare and support for business to create more jobs, as part of our long-term economic plan, is working. And we can see that locally, with new jobs in places like Amazon.”

“There’s further to go – but the worst thing we could do now is abandon the plan that is working – delivering a brighter, more secure future for families in Peterborough.”

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