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Government compulsory work experiences schemes criticised

Campaigners are calling on the government to make compulsory work placement schemes voluntary.

A Freedom of Information request by a London Assembly member reveals that over the last 12 months 2,000 people had their benefits docked for failing to attend their work placements.

BBC London reporter Nicola Ford spoke to Anne-Marie O'Reilly, of campaign group Boycott Workfare, Green Party London Assembly member Jenny Jones and Robert Oxley from the Taxpayer's Alliance.

  • 25 May 2013
  • From the section London