HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 c494W
Mr. Nigel Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to include a back to work bonus in his reforms of the unemployment benefits. [27571]

Mr. Roger Evans

We intend to introduce a back to work bonus scheme in October 1996 in jobseeker's allowance and income support as part of our plans to improve work incentives for unemployed people. Claimants who undertake small amounts of work while on benefit will be able to build up a lump sum bonus of up to £1,000 which they can claim when they leave benefit to take up work.