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Companies taking free work placees from government schemes to be named

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 18:09 -- nick

The government must publish the names of those organisations that have provided work placements to unemployed people who were referred through public schemes.

A court has ruled that companies' names can no longer be kept secret at the end of a 15-month Freedom of Information process, which saw the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) fight campaigners including Boycott Workfare.

No halt to unpaid work experience schemes

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:37 -- nick

The government has confirmed there will be no break in its mandatory work experience schemes.

Yesterday's Court of Appeal ruling on the cases of Cait Reilly and Jamie Wilson stopped these programmes on a technicality, not because the 'forced labour' claim was upheld.

Ministers at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) brought in new regulations last night which it believes will allow it to require jobseekers to take part in compulsory schemes.

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