In Crawley, the number of people who are claiming key out-of-work benefits has fallen by over 960 since 2010 – an overall reduction of 36 per cent.
There’s more work to be done, much of this is reliant on the continued success of the Crawley economy. There are 930 more businesses in Crawley since 2010.
The National Living Wage increased to £8.21 in April 2019 which has already given people in Crawley a pay rise.
The Conservative Government are also backing schemes like Help to Buy which have made home ownership a reality for more than half a million families in our country. 192 people in Crawley have been able to purchase their own home thanks to Help to Buy.
Since 2012 pensions automatic enrolment has helped over 37,000 people save for their family’s future in Crawley.
The British economy is growing, and the unemployment rate is down to its lowest level since the 1970s as more people move into work. The economy has grown by 19 per cent since 2010. By backing business and reforming welfare, the number of people in work has increased by over 3.7 million since 2010.
The Government have cut taxes for 32 million working people so they keep more of what they earn. To help people with the cost of living we have cut income tax, introduced and increased the National Living Wage, extended free childcare, and frozen fuel duty for nine years.