Osborne thinks he will save £350m by shaving a bit off the unemployed's entitlement to benefits. At the moment you can't claim for the first three days out of work. The plan now is that you won't get anything for the first seven days. (See the summary of the measures on the BBC news site.) Osborne says, "Those first seven days should be spent looking for work and not looking to sign on."
"Jobseekers," says the BBC, "will also be required to have a CV before claiming benefits." It's Planet Tory again. Many people will not be able to produce a CV without help (even if that's just help to get it on a computer and print it) so what is the point?
And "about half" of jobseekers - those judged (by whom?) to be not doing enough to find work - will have to sign on weekly. There's no mention of extra resources in the jobcentres to cope with this.