James Bellis, the Conservative Party’s Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Vauxhall, has welcomed new figures showing that 1,129 fewer people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Vauxhall since 2010, a 28% drop. This means more people in work, with the security of a regular pay packet and a brighter future ahead of them.
People are getting off benefits and into work across London, with 399,000 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.
“It’s excellent news that 1,129 fewer people are relying on benefits to get by in Vauxhall. This makes a huge difference to people’s lives, meaning many more local people can look forward to a brighter, more secure future, for themselves and their families.
“This has happened because, as part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan, the Government has been reforming welfare so it rewards the willingness to work and backing businesses across the country to create new jobs.”