Welfare claimant explains the benefit trap
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People react to radical changes to the benefits system

The government has announced radical changes to unemployment benefits that it says will be the biggest upheaval to the system since the payments were introduced.

Under the plans, unemployed people will lose their benefits for up to three years if they repeatedly turn down job opportunities and there will be a new universal credit - designed to make sure that work pays better than benefits.

People at a work and community centre in Mansfield told the BBC how they feel about the proposed welfare changes.

  • 11 Nov 2010
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