Colchester has the second highest number of people who don’t work and are not looking for work in the east of England.Worrying news?
Well, no. Apparently not:
Nick Barlow, councillor responsible for commerce and sustainability on Colchester Council, is not concerned about the figure and instead focused on the fact Colchester has its highest percentage of people in employment since 2004.And he’s not the only one:
Alf Mullins, who runs Greenstead-based employment support centre, Signpost, said the high rate of economically inactive in Colchester was no bad thing.Really?
He said those not wanting a job were primarily made up of those who could afford not to have one and not claim benefits.
Must pop over to Colchester to buy a lottery ticket then…