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    Tories stress benefits of work

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Raven, May 27, 2008.

    The Conservatives have set out tougher plans to help young jobless people get back into work.

    Shadow work and pensions secretary Chris Grayling on Tuesday detailed moves to ensure that anyone under 21 who is unemployed for three months would take part in a programme of work-related activity.

    "We all know that on a typical working day, you can see young people hanging around in town centres in almost every part of this country," he said.

    "This approach is designed to recognise that whilst young people may not always get the job they want immediately, they are better off in a job and looking to move on than languishing outside of the work place.

    "If they drop out of work again there will be even tougher limits on the amount of time they can spend at home on benefits.

    "Indeed, many will be referred straight back on to a structured return-to-work programme or a community work programme.

    "Doing nothing will not be an option. So they simply won't have a chance to become detached from the work place and from preparation for work."

    Young people who remain unemployed after a year would be moved to a full-time year-long community work programme

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