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Hunt cracks down on benefit claimants amid chronic shortage of workers

More to be asked to meet a ‘work coach’ but experts point to jump in long-term sickness due to gaps in public services

Jeremy Hunt has launched a drive to halt an exodus from the British jobs market through a crackdown on benefit claimants.

The chancellor said the government would ask more than 600,000 further people on universal credit to meet a “work coach” so that they “can get the support they need” to increase their hours or earnings.

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