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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Unemployment: Wolverhampton North East more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the reasons why the level of unemployment in Wolverhampton North East constituency is more than twice the national average; and what steps his Department is taking to lower the rate of unemployment in Wolverhampton North East constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The unemployment rate in Wolverhampton North East is less than half it was in 2010. At 7.1%, it is down from 12.1% a year ago and 16.4% in 2010. There are 5,100 more people in work in Wolverhampton North East than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Jobcentre staff are doing an effective job helping people into work and 90% of Jobseekers end their claim within a year. We are proud of this record but not complacent. That is why we are currently introducing targeted support for young people, people with disabilities and the long-term unemployed.</p><p> </p><p>Reforming the welfare system is key to helping people into work. Under the last Labour Government, some benefit claimants lost £1 for every £1 they earned meaning it didn’t pay to work and people were left trapped on benefits. Under the new system, people benefit from every extra hour worked, so work really pays and people have the opportunity to become more financially secure and develop skills to access greater opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>Only by securing a strong economy can we create the jobs people need to be financially secure. That’s why we’ve kept public spending under control while acting to boost productivity over the long-term by increasing the National Productivity Investment Fund by £8 billion. As part of locally specific support for the West Midlands, we are providing up to £4.7m for a trial in the region to help boost the prospects of disadvantaged individuals getting jobs and progress the careers of those on low incomes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2017-11-30T16:48:16.79Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:48:16.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds remove filter