Jobless total down 36% since 2010

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Some 520 fewer people in Louth & Horncastle are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance than in 2010, a drop of 36 per cent, according to government figures issued last week.

Victoria Atkins, the Conservative candidate for Louth & Horncastle, welcomed the move saying a regular paypacket was giving families a more secure and brighter future.

“This has happened because, coupled with the hard work of local businesses, the Government has been reforming welfare so it rewards the willingness to work. This is part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan.

“I would like to hear from local businesses and entrepreneurs about how, as their Conservative candidate, I can support them and help them thrive,” she said.

The prospective parliamentary candidate added people are getting off benefits and into work across the East Midlands, with 117,000 more people in work compared to the last election.

Throughout Britain the number of people relying on Jobseeker’s Allowance has fallen below 1 million for the first time since 2008.