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We are entitled to expect a better quality of reporting than this from the BBC:

The proportion of households in the UK where no-one is working is at its lowest point for over 20 years, the Office for National Statistics says.

The figures show 14.3% of households containing working-age adults are “workless” – down 0.2% compared with the same point last year.

Fewer children were living in families where no-one was currently working.

The employment figures show a picture of rising levels of work in the 21 million households with people aged between 16 and 64.

There are fewer workless families now than at any point in a data series going back to 1996.

If you’re wondering what’s wrong with it, the answer is simple: No mention is made of the fact that there is more in-work poverty now than at any time in the UK’s recent history, due to the pay-less policies of the Conservative government.

In a tweet responding to the biased BBC report, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation stated: “Work should be a route out of poverty. It’s not right that despite the percentage of workless households being at a 20 year low, the percentage of households in poverty is at a 20 year high.”

The BBC’s bias is all the more shocking because the corporation claims to make a point of presenting both sides of any story.

What a fawning failure – sucking up to the Tories again.

Source: Fewer families where no-one working – BBC News

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