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Thursday, 12 June 2008

Unemployed people forced to take training or lose benefits

Will this scheme be applied fairly - i.e. will disabled people have the proper safeguards in place to protect them?

Jobless people will be forced to take training or face benefit cuts, the government will announce today.

Those with gaps in skills like reading, writing and computer literacy will face cuts in their benefits if they turn down training courses.

With 678,000 vacancies, Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell will argue there are jobs for everyone who wants one, and it is the responsibility of the unemployed to ensure they have the skills they need to secure work.

As long as there are safeguards for the more vulnerable in society, I'm quite happy; after all, why should I have to work when others can sit on their backsides??

1 comment:

Casdok said...

Well lets hope those safeguards are in place and work!