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Government loses Supreme Court appeal over 'back to work' schemes

The government has lost its Supreme Court appeal over a ruling its flagship "back to work" schemes were legally flawed.

The case was originally brought by graduate Cait Reilly, who also claimed that requiring her to work for nothing at a Poundland store breached her human rights.

But the judges rejected claims that the schemes were "exploitative" and amounted to "forced labour".

Alison Holt reports.

  • 30 Oct 2013
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