Daily Mirror

Rule changes for job centre adviser visits

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BENEFIT claimants will soon need to work longer hours to avoid regular job centre appointmen­ts.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey said the threshold would be raised from nine.

She told the Sunday Telegraph: “If you’re working fewer than the equivalent of nine hours a week, we still expect you to be coming in and looking for work.

“We’re going to be raising that, I hope, very soon. We just want to help people get on into work. So that’s really important.”

The paper said 12 hours would be the new limit, with Ms Coffey adding this could be raised again.

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