Court ruling casts doubt on back-to-work schemes in DWP blow

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Published by Brian Church for 24housing in Housing and also in Central Government

A university graduate forced to work for free in a Poundland store has won at the Court of Appeal in a case which could have significant implications for the Department for Work and Pensions' flagship back-to-work schemes. Cait Reilly, 24, said being forced to work for nothing at Poundland was in breach of forced labour laws. In Tuesday's ruling, the Court of Appeal quashed the regulations underpinning two work schemes which threatened to withdraw Jobseeker's Allowance from those refu...

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