Record employment figures

Great to see figures yesterday morning showing employment at a record high of 75.1%, with 3 million more people in work since 2010.

In East Surrey, the unemployed claimant rate was 1.1%: lower than the UK wide figure of 2.5%. I’ll soon be visiting our local Jobcentre Plus office to see the work they do and discuss the impact of the rollout of Universal Credit across the area. As always, if you need any help on these issues, or want to share your own experiences with me ahead of my visit, please do get in touch via