Craig Tracey has welcomed new figures showing 1800 fewer people in North Warwickshire claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance compared to January 2010 - a 72 per cent fall. This means more people with the self-respect and security of a good job and a regular pay packet.
People are getting off benefits and into work across the West Midlands, with 94,000 more people in work compared to the last election.
Overall there are now a record 30.80 million people in work, with 1.75 million more people in work since 2010.
“It’s great news that 1800 fewer people in North Warwickshire and Bedworth are relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance to get by. This is a clear sign that the Conservatives' long-term economic plan is working – helping people get off benefits and into work.
“This is happening because we’ve been backing businesses to create more jobs with lower taxes and better infrastructure, and fixing the welfare system to make sure work pays. We’ve been seeing this work locally with new jobs announced at places like Aldi and Ocado.
“This means a better future for families in North Warwickshire and Bedworth, as more people have the financial security that comes with a good job and a regular pay-packet.”