To secure your first job

New figures show more people in work, with the self-respect and security of a good job and a regular pay packet.

We will create 3 million new apprenticeships; take everyone earning less than £12,500 out of Income Tax altogether and pass a law to ensure we have a Tax-Free Minimum Wage in this country; and continue to create a fairer welfare system where benefits are capped to a level that makes work pay- so you are rewarded for working hard and doing the right thing.

Darren Henry said:

‘This is happening because, working through our plan, we’ve been backing businesses with better infrastructure and lower jobs taxes to create more real jobs, and fixing welfare so that work always pays. These aren’t insecure or poorly paid jobs. In fact three quarters have been full-time and wages are rising. Locally we’ve seen this working with new jobs at businesses like Charter Savings Bank based at Wolverhampton Business Park.

‘Voters in Wolverhampton North East face a clear choice on 7 May. Either we stick with the Conservatives’ plan which is delivering jobs, so more people have the self-respect and peace of mind that comes with a regular pay packet; or we put all that at risk with an Ed Miliband government propped up by the SNP, bringing economic chaos with the same old policies for more spending, more borrowing and higher taxes that got us into a mess before.’