Osborne plans community work for unemployed
30 September 2013 Last updated at 14:04 BST
George Osborne has announced that from April the long term unemployed will have to choose between doing community work, attending the job centre daily or taking part in compulsory training if they want to continue to claim benefits.
Mr Osborne said his "tough love" approach meant no-one would get something for nothing.
Ben Ando has been finding out what people in Birmingham think of the plan.