The Government is scrapping a controversial scheme that requires unemployed people to take part in compulsory full-time work on pain of losing their jobseekers’ allowance.

The Mandatory Work Activity programme, described by charities as a “work for your benefits” scheme, sees people referred to do up to 30 hours a week unwaged work in exchange for not losing the £73.10 payment.

The DWP confirmed the programme would be replaced by a new “work and health programme” as part of the spending review settlement but said no details had been finalised about what form that would take.

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