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Working for your Benefit

Submitted on Saturday 3rd December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Working for your Benefit

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With millions out of work and claiming benefits not only is it a waste of resources (manpower) but costly on the public purse.

It would help their esteem and yet provide a valuable service to communities if they were employed on a government scheme.

Because of the notion it would be a source of cheap labour many are left to sit idle.

Then why not calculate the number of hours service related to the amount of benefit they receive. The working period could be calculated from the amount of benefit based on the minimum wage.

Therefore based on a min wage of £7 and a weekly benefit of £140 means that the claimant would do a minimum of 20 hours per week.

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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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