Record low number of children in workless households

Nadhim Zahawi has welcomed new figures showing that there are 95,407 fewer children in workless households in the West Midlands since 2010. The number of children living in households with no one working is at a record low, meaning fewer children are living in families without the security of work. Since last year, 29,000 fewer children across the United Kingdom are living in workless households.

Overall across Britain the number of workless households is down 964,000 since 2010, with the proportion of workless households now at its lowest level since records began in 1996. The fall over the last year was 11,000.

Nadhim Zahawi MP said:

“It’s excellent to see the number of children in workless households falling – with 95,407 fewer across the West Midlands since 2010. This means more children in families in Stratford-on-Avon with the security that comes with a good job and a regular pay packet. This is further evidence that the Conservatives’ reforms to welfare and support for business to create more jobs, as part of our work to build a stronger economy, is working. We are working hard to build a stronger and fairer economy - delivering a brighter, more secure future for families in Stratford-on-Avon – but there is more to do. That is why we are investing in a modern Industrial Strategy to build a country that works for everyone.”