17/02/2015

Plans Announced To Make Young People Work For Benefits

The Prime Minister has announced a proposal for 18 to 21-year-olds claiming benefits to do daily work experience.

The proposed reform, known as Community Work Programme, would see young people not in work, education or training, required to complete daily work experience, alongside continuing to look for work in order to qualify for benefits.

Mr Cameron said he believed the reform would make sure young people "don't get sucked into a life on welfare".

The announcement comes as part of a series of proposed welfare reforms being put forward by the Conservatives ahead of May's general election.

The Community Work Programme would be paid by savings made from the delivery of Universal Credit.

(MH/CD)

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