Fewer children in workless households

4th September 2018

Local MP, Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox QC, has welcomed new figures showing that there are 36,985 fewer children in workless households in the South West since 2010. The number of children living in households with no one working is at a record low, meaning fewer children are living in families without the security of work. Since last year, 29,000 fewer children across the United Kingdom are living in workless households.

Overall, throughout Britain the number of workless households is down 964,000 since 2010, with the proportion of workless households now at its lowest level since records began in 1996. The fall over the last year was 11,000.

Torridge & West Devon MP and Cabinet member, Geoffrey Cox QC said:

“It’s encouraging to see the number of children in workless households falling – with 36,985 fewer across the South West since 2010.

“Government support for businesses has seen employment increased by over 3 million since 2010 and reforms to welfare and the personal tax allowance afford more families the security of a decent, regular pay packet, while ensuring that people are always better off in work.

This Government is delivering the higher-wage, lower-tax, lower-welfare economy we all want to see– but there is more to do. That is why we are investing in a modern Industrial Strategy to build on our economic strengths, address our productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people in Torridge & West Devon and throughout the UK. ”

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