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U.K. to Propose Work-for-Benefits Program, Sunday Times Reports

Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The U.K. coalition government is planning a compulsory community work program for the long-term unemployed, the Sunday Times said, citing Employment Minister Chris Grayling.

The plan will include stopping benefits for as many as three years for those who refuse to sign up, the newspaper said. Grayling has indicated his support for the plan, saying a “work for dole” program will help curb the U.K.’s expenditure on benefits for the jobless, the paper said.

People who have been unemployed for three years or more will be forced to work unpaid for six months under the terms of the program, the Sunday Times said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Svenja O’Donnell in London at sodonnell@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net

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