"We do not have Work for Your Benefit or Workfare schemes in this country. Workfare is an American term used to describe employment programmes which force all jobseekers to work at a certain point of their claim in order to continue to receive benefit."DWP here say that we do - JSA MWA AND ESE SCHEMES – FURTHER GUIDANCE FOR DECISION MAKERS ...
"Meaning of Work for your benefit schemesGovernment Lies In Response To Workfare Petition
3 The “Get Britain Working” initiatives, i.e. mandatory work programmes, such as the MWA and ESE schemes fall within the meaning of “Work for your benefit” schemes."