Welfare State: Peterborough:Written question - 24264


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Asked on: 26 January 2016
Department for Work and Pensions
Welfare State: Peterborough
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department is making in reducing welfare dependency and increasing wages in Peterborough; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Priti Patel
Answered on: 03 February 2016

The government is making good progress in moving to a higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare economy. In Peterborough the number of people claiming one of the main out-of-work benefits has fallen by over 3,400 (21%) since 2010. Average gross weekly earnings in Peterborough have risen by 12% since 2010, to £487 per week.

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