Telford unemployment falls

Almost 1000 more Telford people are no longer on Jobseekers Allowance compared to March last year, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics.

The amount of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance has fallen from 3,090 to 2,246.

Lucy Allan said: “This fall is encouraging and shows that the long term economic plan is working.”

“There is still a lot to do, but they are on the right track and have introduced incentives like the employment allowance to encourage small businesses to take on more staff.”

The Employment Allowance will see up to 1.25 million businesses getting a tax cut of up to £2,000, while 400,000 small businesses will stop paying employer NICs completely.