there needs to be very carefully strategic means tests be put in place, so that the right people are given the right options. this would be hard to perfect but would be good in long term. there needs to be systems that determine whether a person is or isnt 'scrounging' based on: education. employment history: benefit history: and the timescales these are all over. its a tough one and no matter what there will be conflict of opinion. i agree with everyone so far to some extent. the government should combine the views and ideas as i have done with the above, to realise the RIGHT and BEST thing to do for each person and the category they fall into. for once the government should listen to the views of the PEOPLE of this country, the good people, who's views are not biased nor narrow minded. when it comes to politics and any government i AM narrow minded, i despise it/them. maybe through education i wouldnt.