New figures published yesterday showed how we are building a stronger, fairer economy that works for all parts of our United Kingdom, meaning more people have the security of a regular pay packet.
Key facts: ONS figures showed the progress we are making:
· The number of people in employment rose to 32.15 million, up 88,000 over the past three months and up more than 3 million since we took office in 2010.
· Productivity growth is now the strongest it has been since the financial crisis, with output per hour rising 0.8 per cent in the three months to December.
· Borrowing is at its lowest level since the financial crisis, with public sector net borrowing – excluding state-owned banks – falling to £37.7 billion between April and January, down £7.2 billion on the comparable period.