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MP welcomes decrease in NEETs numbers

Wednesday, 27th August 2014.

Haverhill's MP Matthew Hancock has welcomed new figures showing that 5,000 fewer young people in the East of England are not in employment, education or training - a 5.9 per cent decrease since the election.

Jobs are being created for young people all over West Suffolk and ONE Haverhill have recently tripled the number of apprenticeships in Haverhill alone in just four months.

Across the UK as a whole, there are 184,000 fewer young people not in work, education or training (NEETs) – a 12 per cent fall since the election.

Matthew Hancock MP, commenting on the figures, said: “It’s great news that there are 5,000 fewer young people out of work, education or training here in the East of England since 2010.

"These aren’t just numbers on a Government graph – every young person taken off the dole is someone with new self-respect, new confidence and new security for the future.

“This hasn’t happened by accident. It’s happened because the Government has a long-term plan to build a healthier economy in Britain – helping businesses to create more jobs, locally and nationally, and ensuring more young people have the skills they need to get a job or succeed in further study.

“These figures show that the Government’s long-term economic plan is working, securing a brighter future for young people in West Suffolk. We’ve now just got to stick to it.”

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