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Benefits to be cut for those who do not retrain

The Government has yet to decide if there will be a cut-off point beyond which unemployed people will no longer receive state support under the new social welfare system.

Unemployment should not be a punishment, he said but could be an opportunity to retrain, adding the intention is to ensure that people have a job.

The Irish Examiner reports…

Pathways to Work is to be launched early next week and will include a cut in benefits for anybody who does not take the retraining and education opportunities offered to them.

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Could and should a measure such as this be introduced in England… the benefits are clear, the unemployed need to do much more to assist themselves into work; mabe this is the exact stimulus thats needed..

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