'Work search' plan for jobseekers

Press Association

George Osborne
George Osborne

The Chancellor announced a further £350 million of savings from the welfare budget and fresh moves aimed at helping jobseekers find work, including a requirement for people to speak English.

George Osborne said the running costs of the Department for Work and Pensions will be cut by 9.5%, adding to a series of measures which had already led to huge savings.