The Court of Appeal will on Tuesday judge whether government employment schemes constitute forced labour and if tens of thousands of unemployed people will still be entitled to compensation after being wrongly sanctioned by the Department of Work and Pensions.’
‘After the ruling Public Interest Lawyers, who represent Reilly and Wilson, said the Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision was a “huge setback for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), whose flagship reforms have been beset with problems since their inception”. They said that “until new regulations are enacted with proper parliamentary approval, nobody can be compelled to participate on the schemes”.’
Telegraph unemployed can’t be forced to work in Poundland. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9864568/Unemployed-cannot-be-forced-to-work-in-Poundland.html
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