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Volunteers succeed in battle for lunch money - Thursday 17 August 2006

The Department for Work and Pensions has been pressured into a U-turn over the issue of lunch expenses for volunteers claiming benefits.

There was an outcry from the sector when the DWP published A Guide to Volunteering While on Benefits, which stated that lunches should not be included in expenses because income support and jobseeker's allowance "cover the cost of basic needs".

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