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Government's unpaid jobseeker schemes unlawful, but not human rights breach

human rights | forced or compulsory labour | jobseeker's allowance

The Court of Appeal has endorsed the thinking behind government schemes in which individuals are given unpaid placements as a condition of continuing to receive jobseeker's allowance, but found that two schemes were unlawful because the legislation under which they were introduced did not comply with the Jobseekers Act 1995.