We need a welfare system that supports the most vulnerable, but also helps those who can work into suitable employment. That is why the Government wants to increase employment among people who have health challenges but are capable of taking steps back into work. Thanks to efforts over the last five years, the number of people with disabilities who are unemployed has already fallen, with 339,000 disabled people moving into work in the last two years.Read more
Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered his sixth and final Budget of the current Parliament. It was a good budget for the country as a whole and an excellent one for Braintree.
The UK economy grew 2.6% in 2014, faster than any other advanced economy in the world, we have record employment with jobless rate falling to 5.3% this year. Trade figures are the best for 15 years, living standards higher than in May 2010, according to OBR data, with households better off by an average of £900 in last five years.Read more