Job Seeker's Allowance changes planned for unemployed
Jobseekers will be required to sign on weekly and wait seven days before first claiming Job Seeker's Allowance under plans announced by the chancellor.
George Osborne also said those claiming unemployment benefits must be able to speak English, or attend English classes.
Jobseekers will also be required to have a CV before claiming benefits.
Mr Osborne made the announcements as he outlined the government's latest round of spending plans.
"From now on, if claimants don't speak English, they will have to attend language courses until they do," he told the House of Commons.
"This is a reasonable requirement in this country."
Currently jobseekers are required to attend job centres once every fortnight.