Social housing project in Hull
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Welfare Reform Bill plans promise 'to make work pay'

The government is promising to "make work pay" as it sets out plans to ensure people in work are better off than the unemployed.

A "universal credit", sanctions for those turning down jobs and a cap on benefits paid to a single family are among the changes outlined.

The BBC's Chris Buckler has been speaking to people in Hull where long term unemployment recently doubled in just 12 months.

  • 17 Feb 2011
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