More than 150,000 forced off benefits after refusing to participate in Iain Duncan-Smith"s back-to-work scheme

More than 150,000 forced off benefits after refusing to participate in Iain Duncan-Smith's back-to-work schemeWelfare critics will claim this is proof many benefit claimants are dole cheatsSuspicions that figures will be used to distract from report that fewer than one in 20 on scheme have found a permanent job By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 23:09 GMT, 24 November 2012 | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 24 November 2012 More than 150,000 jobless people have been stripped of benefits after refusing to accept help to get back into work. One in ten long-term unemployed on the Government’s flagship back-to-work programme opted to go without benefit rather than accept help to get them a job. And thousands more voluntarily stop claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance as soon as they are referred to the Work Programme