Tory Record on Jobs & Poverty(October 03, 2013)
• Almost a million young people are unemployed. • The number of people working part-time because they can’t get a full-time job is at the
highest level since records began.
• The number of people unemployed for over two years is up 60% since the General Election.
• The number of 16-18 year olds starting apprenticeships is down by 12% in the last year.
• Nearly 200,000 16-18 year olds are not in work, education or training, a rise since 2010.
• Almost 8 out 10 people who have been on David Cameron’s Work Programme for two years have failed to get a sustained job.
• The Youth Contract is on course to miss its target by more than 92%.
• Two thirds of people hit by the unfair and hated Bedroom Tax are disabled.
• David Cameron says the Bedroom Tax is supposed to tackle under-occupation in housing – but 96% of those affected have nowhere smaller to move to.
• David Cameron’s flagship policy Universal Credit is mired in chaos and delay with at least £34 million already written off.
• The number of children living in absolute poverty has risen by 300,000 under David Cameron.
• The Government’s own figures show their Strivers’ Tax is set to push 200,000 children into poverty.
• The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that 1.1 million more children will be living in poverty by 2010 thanks to this Government’s policies.
• Almost 350,000 people relied on foodbanks in 2012-13 - compared to 41,000 in 2009- 10.
• Michael Gove says families use foods banks because they can't manage their money properly.