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Help To Work Or Unpaid Forced Labour? (Video)

The government’s ‘Help To Work’ scheme comes into effect from Monday 28th April.

Under the new scheme, the long-term unemployed will be expected to undertake strict new requirements – such as community work experience placements or visiting their local JobCentre to ‘sign on every day’ – or risk losing their benefits for a set period of time.

Some charities are refusing to take part in the new scheme and critics argue that it amounts to ‘unpaid forced labour’ due to the threat of benefit sanctions.

Video courtesy of Channel 4 News.

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