06/02/15
The ONS figures published in December 2014 show average annualised figures (July 13 to June 14). These show that MK MPs need to work harder to ensure that any increased investment in the town benefits MK constituents. MK claimants at 2.6% compared with the South East (1.8%), Buckinghamshire (1.4%), Oxfordshire (1.1%), and Cambridgeshire  (1.4%).  We need to equip MK job-seekers with the skills needed to take up the jobs which statistically are there: there are 1.5 jobs available for each person requiring work. MK needs more training and apprenticeship opportunities to match this demand.