Obese people could face cuts to their benefits if they do not attend exercise sessions, under new plans being outlined by a local council.
Westminster City council has published a report looking at how councils can link benefit payments to claimants' lifestyles.
It describes how some local authorities have begun allowing GPs to prescribe leisure activities like swimming and fitness classes.
It is hoped that by using technology such as smart cards, the use of leisure facilities can be monitored leading to housing and council benefit payouts being cut for those not attempting to lose weight.
Obesity: Fat People Could Face Benefit Cuts
Anyone else getting sick of these benefit cuts?
I also found out yesterday that when they bring in Universal Credits this year, part time workers who are on a low wage will be forced to job seek a higher paid job (ie. full time hours) and people on job seekers who claim housing benefit will only have 2 years until their housing benefit is cut completely - no regards to if you have children. The obese thing is in the news, but this isn't, but its a definate, its in all the DWP documents.
Makes me feel a bit sick