Families left without the security of a pay packet; parents not able to provide for their children.
Under Labour, the number of households with no-one in work rocketed. Families were left on benefits, out of work, with no stability or prospects.
But while Labour were happy to write these families off, we weren't.
We set about changing the welfare system so that it encourages and rewards work - and we backed businesses so they could create the jobs and opportunities people needed.
As a result, the number of households where no-one works is at the lowest level since records began - and we need to make sure everyone knows the progress we've made. Please share the graphic below on Facebook and Twitter today.
There is still more to do, but our long-term economic plan is working - and securing a better future for families across Britain.
Please share the graphic above and let everyone know this important news.
Iain Duncan Smith
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Thursday, October 30, 2014
IDS writes about getting people back to work
Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith writes ...