Simon Fell: a record low number of children in workless households means more security for families in Barrow & Furness
Simon Fell, Conservative Spokesman for Barrow & Furness, has welcomed new figures showing that there are over 51,000 fewer children in workless households in the North 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 across 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.
Locally jobs are being created thanks to the booming local economy, and sustained government investment in essential infrastructure such as broadband.
Simon Fell said:
“It’s excellent to see the number of children in workless households falling – with over 51,000 fewer across the North West since 2010. This means more children in families in Barrow & Furness with the 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 work to build a stronger economy, is working.
“We are working hard to build a stronger and fairer economy - delivering a brighter, more secure future for families in Barrow & Furness – but there is more to do. That is why we are investing in a modern Industrial Strategy to build a country that works for everyone. ”