Karl McCartney MP has welcomed new figures showing that 1109 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in the City of Lincoln since May 2010, a drop of over a third. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them.
People are moving from benefits into work across the East Midlands, with 117,000 more people in work compared to the last General Election.
Throughout Britain the number of people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen below 1 million for the first time since 2008.
Karl McCartney MP said: “It’s excellent news that 1109 fewer people are relying on benefits to get by in Lincoln. This makes a huge difference to people’s lives, meaning many more local people can look forward to a brighter, more secure future, for themselves and their families.
“This has happened because, as part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan, the Government has been reforming welfare so it rewards the willingness to work and backs businesses like H&M which opened a store in Lincoln last month creating 25 new jobs and Next, which opened last week creating 32 new jobs.
“As these figures show, that plan is working and moving us closer to our target for full employment. We need to keep working through the plan, so more families in Lincoln can have the security of a real job and a regular pay packet.”