George Osborne to unveil 'work for benefits' plan

Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce that the long-term unemployed will have to undertake work placements in return for their benefits.

From April, people who are jobless after being on the work programme will face three options, or face losing benefits.

Mr Osborne is announcing the plan at the Conservative Party conference.

''We are saying you are not going to be able to do nothing in return for your benefits any more,'' he told the BBC.