Our welfare reform agenda is about making a fair and affordable system that incentivises work: giving people the support they need to get off benefits and into a job.
Today's figures are encouraging, with the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance down and the number of people in work increasing.
The fall in the number of people claiming out-of-work benefits, together with the news that there are currently over half a million vacancies available in the UK economy, show that there are opportunities out there for those who are prepared to work hard, and who aspire to get on in life.
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Cloudy with one or two showers. Highs of 12 degrees.
Generally mild with highs of 10 - 12 degrees. Cloud and some showers.
Cloudy with some bright spells and patchy showers. Highs of 12 degrees.