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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999


Section 57: Work-focused interviews

This section supports the creation of a single entry-point into the benefit system, focused on work and the help needed to enable people to return to the labour market. It does this by giving powers to require claimants of certain social security benefits to take part in work-focused interviews. It provides for the circumstances in which work-focused interviews may be required and sets out what will happen if people do not take part in the interviews.

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