A pilot scheme launched yesterday will apply to new benefit claimants aged 18-24 unless they can show they have already had a significant job.
They will be expected to spend 30 hours a week on 'community benefit' work experience in places such as charity shops and care homes or delivering meals on wheels.
They will have to spend a further ten hours looking for a job. Those who refuse could have their benefits stopped.
If the scheme in London is successful it will be rolled out across the country. Read More