18-24 yr olds begin work for benefits as crackdown ensues.

Fareham MP and Employment Minister Mark Hoban is today announcing another crackdown on benefits.

From today unemployed youngsters will be forced to do community work or be stripped of their benefits.

Those aged between 18 and 24 will be expected to do at least 30 hours a week on tasks ranging from cleaning streets to improving parks.

The scheme is aimed at those on benefits for six months or more and will start with a trial run in Derbyshire today.

Mark told tbg. that under Labour people without skills "were just abandoned."

"We're changing that and making sure we give young job seekers the help they need early on."