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We are encouraged that the UK has returned to pre-recession economic growth and unemployment has fallen below 7%.
However, it is important that all politicians avoid complacency and remain committed to helping the long term unemployed back into sustainable employment.
Since 2011, the Work Programme has helped over half a million people find work, thus reducing their dependence on benefits. Of these, over 300,000 are already in long term employment. This is a win-win situation for taxpayers, employers and society as a whole.
As employers, we believe that with the commitment of politicians the Work Programme will continue to help those who are socially excluded, businesses and taxpayers alike by:-
1. Giving businesses and employers access to skills, allowing them to compete in the global economy
2. Saving taxpayers’ money by creating a new generation of wealth contributors
3. Gets people out of long term unemployment and into sustainable work.
We are asking for all politicians to put aside their differences and put the long term interests of the country and these jobseekers first.
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