Unemployment Figures

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18 Sep 2014

This week's fall in overall unemployment is welcome, but the new figures have shown working people are seeing their pay falling far behind the cost of living.

Pay excluding bonuses today is the lowest on record. Under this Government wages after inflation have already fallen by over £1,600 a year since 2010 and by next year working people will have seen the biggest fall in wages of any Parliament since 1874.

I would like to see gas and electricity bills frozen, the minimum wage increased and more homes built to tackle the cost of living crisis.