As George Osborne announces plans to make the long-term jobless "work for the dole", we're asking readers for their views.
Under tough new conditions attached to welfare payments, hundreds of thousands of claimants will be required to carry out community work such as collecting litter, cooking meals for the elderly or cleaning graffiti.
Announcing the US-style Help to Work scheme in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester today, Mr Osborne was arguing that the change will end the "something-for-nothing culture".
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