Louth & Horncastle MP welcomes new employment figures

Victoria Atkins MP
Victoria Atkins MP

Victoria Atkins MP has welcomed figures released today that show the number of people in the constituency of Louth & Horncastle claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and Universal Credit while not in employment fell by 764 - a 52 percent drop since 2010.

The local MP said that this week’s new figures show that Britain’s economic plan is continuing to create jobs and increase pay for hardworking people in Louth & Horncastle and across the country.

Over 350,000 more people are in work across the UK than a year ago, and unemployment is at its lowest level since 2008.

The figures also suggest that average pay growth is now three percent.

Victoria said: “I am pleased that there are 762 fewer people relying on benefits in our area. This is the lowest number of claimants at any stage since 2010, which is a huge achievement.

“I have championed those who want to work hard and get on throughout my campaign and since my election and I am encouraged that there are many more people in Louth & Horncastle who are doing just that.

“There is of course still more to do and I will continue to work with businesses, schools and local councillors to make sure this positive trend continues.”