Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed new figures showing that there are 47,330 fewer children in workless households in the South East 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.
Maria Caulfield MP said “It’s excellent to see the number of children in workless households falling – with 47,330 fewer across the South East since 2010. With the additional measures of introducing the Living Wage and also taking 3 million of the lowest paid out of paying tax it means more children in families across Lewes will have a higher income that comes with a good job and a regular pay packet. There is still more to be done to improve income for low paid families but this a step in the right direction.”