'Work for dole' scheme recommended

Press Association
Cash in hand
Cash in hand

A US-style "work for the dole" scheme could save £3.5 billion a year in welfare costs and help hundreds of thousands off benefits, a campaign group said.

The Taxpayers' Alliance (TPA) said only the "extreme sanction" of stripping people who refused to do 30 hours' activity a week of all state help would force them to seek "proper jobs".