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Plans to cut benefits to under-25s

Social care minister Martyn Quayle says he’s cutting benefits for young people out of work to make sure they’ll be better off in a job.

Under plans revealed by his department, Mr Quayle says he’ll ask for Tynwald’s permission to cut income support and jobseeker’s allowance to under-25s.

He says the department’s also planning a system where benefits could be further slashed if claimants aren’t actively looking for work.

Mr Quayle says the moves are also in response to budget pressures:

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