Obesity

Obese Brits Claiming Disability Benefits Must Attend Exercise Sessions

Could have benefits reduced if they refuse

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Overweight or unhealthy people who refuse to attend exercise sessions prescribed by doctors face having benefits docked under proposals to be put forward by a Tory-run local authority on Thursday.

The initiative from Westminster council comes as responsibility for "community wellbeing and public health" is transferred to local authorities as part of a big overhaul.

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