Young benefit claimants must do 30 hours of weekly 'community work'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Central Government, Finance

A new mandatory scheme designed to get young people off of benefits has been announced by Mark Hoban, the employment minister. Claimants will be expected to do 30 hours of work a week for "the benefit of their communities" on top of a six-hour dose of "intensive job seeking support". Those that refuse to take part without good reason will have their benefits stopped. The eight-week programme will target those aged between 18 and 24 who have been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for over six months,...

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