This Government has always been clear that, in return for claiming unemployment benefits, jobseekers have a responsibility to do everything they can to get back into work. We are ending the something-for-nothing culture.
People who are in a job know that if they don't play by the rules or fail to turn up in the morning, there might be consequences, so it's only right that people on benefits should have similar responsibilities.
We always make the rules very clear - it's only right that there is a penalty if people fail to play by them.
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