Benefit claimants who don’t attend job interviews but manage to collect benefits every week will soon have to climb a mountain to sign on. That’s according to a new government initiative focussed on instilling genuine work ethic into the bone idol.
The scheme will be rolled out UK-wide from next month, with some claimants facing hikes of over ten miles to collect their cheques. Speaking from Westminster this afternoon, minister Richard Parry said: “If you have no energy to attend a job interview but are able to make it to our office every other week, something isn’t adding up”.
“We hope the idea will have a domino effect, with claimants losing weight and establishing a sense of achievement, which we hope they will then use to get themselves back into the world of work again to really make a difference”.
“And also because we enjoy watching sweaty lazy people having to walk up massive hills”, he added.