Tuesday 11 June 2019 / 10:48 AM Employment / Mike Amesbury

In-work poverty has increased faster than employment – Mike Amesbury

Mike Amesbury MP, Labour’s Shadow Employment Minister, responding to the latest ONS employment figures (Feb-April 2019) published today, said:

“Behind these statistics, the simple truth is that many people are trapped in low paid, insecure work – and they are often left struggling to meet basic household costs.

“In-work poverty has increased faster than employment, and 70% of children growing up in poverty live in a family where someone is in work. That is totally unacceptable.

“Labour will invest in training and the economy throughout the UK, so we can create decent, skilled jobs that last and lift people out of poverty.”