Economy, The Regions

30 hours of Community Work Programme

Community Work Programme

The Prime Minister speaks to the Liaison Committee

The Prime Minister said people who failed to find work despite “intensive” mentoring for two years could be made to do 30 hours of community service a week for 26 weeks a year.

Employment Minister Chris Grayling said that under the proposals, people who have been supported “intensively” through the Work Programme for two years but still had not got a sustainable job, may have to do community work or they could lose their benefit entitlement.

Compulsory community work coupled with more intensive support through Jobcentre Plus will be tested in parts of the country before the scheme is rolled out nationwide in 2013.


Should the long term unemployed be forced to do community service?

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