Wednesday 15 February 2017 / 10:47 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Government must now act to stop the growing pressure on low and middle income families – Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams MP, Labour’s Shadow Work
and Pensions Secretary
, commenting on today’s Labour Market Statistics,
said:

“We welcome the overall increase in
employment, but are concerned that wide regional differences in the numbers of
people in work remain.  

“It is also worrying to see that rising
living costs are quickly catching up with wage growth. If this trend continues,
the Government’s abysmal record on living standards will get even worse. 

“With wages set to be lower in 2021 than
before the Tories came to power, they must now act to stop the growing pressure
on low and middle income families. 

“That’s why Labour is urging the
Government to reverse cuts to in-work support that could see some working
families worse off by £2,600 a year.”