The long-term unemployed will have to undertake work placements in return for their benefits, under tougher rules unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne.Welfare must be "fair for those who need it and fair for those who pay for it", he told the Tory conference. Full story >>
The cartoon by Morten Morland from The Times shows George Osborne delivering his speech at the Conservative Party Conference. He tells the party faithful, "We will help unemployed people on benefits ... become hardworking people on benefits."
Benefits are money provided by the government to people who need financial help because they are unemployed, ill/sick, etc. • How long have you been on benefits?