Wednesday 21 March 2018 / 10:45 AM Work and Pensions

The rise in unemployment is further bad news – Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the latest ONS Labour Market Statistics, said:

“Many people are struggling with low pay and insecure work and the rise in unemployment is further bad news.

“With eight million people in working households living in poverty and the cost of basic essentials remaining high, the Spring Statement was a missed opportunity for the Government to take the urgent action needed.

“The Government has also failed to close the employment gap faced by women, disabled people and BAME groups, who have too often borne the brunt of austerity cuts.”