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Polly fumes at jobless over-25s
7:20am Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
LABOUR'S parliamentary candidate for Thurrock has hit out at the borough’s jobless numbers, particularly among the over-25s.
Polly Billington said: “The number of people over-25 in Thurrock claiming job seekers’ allowance is up by over 50 per cent.
“While Jackie Doyle Price’s Government is boasting about a recovery, it’s clear many people in Thurrock are really struggling.
“The Tories are turning their back on Thurrock again and again. The result is families are battling another fall in wages and the risks of insecure work.
“There is not enough work to go round and the proof is a record high in the number of part-time workers looking for full-time jobs.
“Labour wants to introduce a lower 10p starting rate of tax – paid for by a mansion tax – and to repeat the tax on bank bonuses to pay for a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people.
“Thurrock needs a recovery to benefit people who want to be part of Britain’s success. They are being left behind.”
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