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Universal Credit claimants have been told they can work as strippers after a blunder on the Department for Work and Pensions website.

In a post, which has now been removed, the government suggested the kind of “work you could do” would be “dances in adult entertainment establishments.”

The DWP post suggested including 'striptease artists' in 'words to use in your online search'
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The DWP post suggested including ‘striptease artists’ in ‘words to use in your online search’

It also suggested including “striptease artists” in “words to use in your online search”.

And candidates would need “no formal academic entry requirements” – because “training is received typically on-the-job”.

The post suggested including 'striptease artists' in 'words to use in your online search'
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The DWP said the post was ‘inappropriate’

“Typical pay and hours” would be “42 hours a week for around £350.00”.

A Department for Work and Pensions spokesperson said: “This is inappropriate and we will immediately review this to determine why it is mistakenly listed.

“This is not the type of employment our work coaches help people into, and since 2010 more than 75% of all new jobs created are high-skilled and full-time.

“More than two million households are now in receipt of Universal Credit and it is working for the vast majority of people, replacing an outdated benefit system that trapped people on welfare.”

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