Drew Hendry – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Drew Hendry on 2015-10-28.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in in-work poverty.

Priti Patel

Work is the best route out of poverty, which is why this government is focused on getting people into employment.

With over 2 million more people in work since 2010, and the highest employment rate on record, significant progress has been made.

The latest figures show that there are 200,000 fewer people in working families that are in relative low income, than at its peak in 2008/09.

The latest figures also show that there are half-a-million more people living in working families and not in relative low income than in the previous year.