Worrying evidence of David Cameron’s failure says Rachel Reeves MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary
“Today’s TUC report is more worrying evidence of David Cameron’s failure to create the good jobs we need to push up living standards and bring down social security bills.
“Since 2010, the Tory low-wage economy has led to millions of working people facing a cost-of-living crisis which has left them more than £1,600 a year worse off.
“With no action on low wages, social security costs are rising sharply with the number of working people claiming housing benefit set to double by 2019, costing £12.9 billion - or £488 for every British household.
“A Labour government will make work pay by raising the minimum wage and encouraging more employers to pay a living wage. And we will tackle the cost-of-living crisis by extending free childcare provision, freezing gas and electricity bills and building 200,000 homes a year by 2020.”