Long Melford company’s new scheme is the talk of Parliament

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge ANL-150607-170405001
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge ANL-150607-170405001

A Long Melford company was praised in Parliament during discussions over unemployment.

Kingfisher HR’s In2BK2 scheme to get people back into work was mentioned by South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge on Monday.

He said: “I very much welcome the fact that youth unemployment has halved in South Suffolk in the past 12 months and that long-term unemployment is down by over a third.

“Does my right hon. Friend agree that we cannot be complacent, and that there is an important role for community initiatives?

“Such an initiative is In2BK2, run by Kingfisher HR in Long Melford in South Suffolk, which takes local small business volunteers to help even more young people and the long-term unemployed back into work.”

In reply Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said: “I commend my hon. Friend for working for such organisations, about which he has spoken to me in the past. A huge amount of progress has taken place in this area, as he maintains.”