I am unsure about this. On one hand it's a good idea because it gives those who have been out of work for a while a chance to get back into the routine of going to work. On the other hand If you force someone to work who doesn't want to work ( and I have no time for them ) they will not work well if they work if at all. The real reason I ask this, is as follows:- My OH was asked to go on a work experience scheme. She was happy to do so. She turned for a 1 Hour induction to the scheme. NO-ONE TURNED UP. The induction had been cancelled but nobody bothered to tell her. The letter she received had no signature and no name. All said was:- Business Support Services (on behalf of the secretary of state ) Blimey, if the boot was on the other foot and we made a mistake like this, we would be sanctioned for it and have to go without money for a least a fortnight. They get it wrong and nobody seems to care, but if anyone else gets it wrong, they are punished for it. Opinions please.