Council looks to trim benefits of obese residents who won't trim their waists

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Health and also in Communities, Housing, Local Government

A London council is considering proposals that could lead to its obese residents having their benefits cut if they don't take exercise. A new report by think tank the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) recommends cutting welfare pay-outs for the obese if they refuse to exercise. The report - 'A Dose of Localism: The Role of Council in Public Health'- was commissioned by Westminster City Council (WCC) and explores ways that local authorities can improve public health now that responsibility f...

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