Martin Bright

The Coalition must not create the modern workhouse

I have warned on this blog before that the reforms of the welfare-to-work system risk embedding unpaid labour into the benefits system. This week’s story about Tesco advertising for night shift workers to be paid Job Seeker’s Allowance plus expenses has rightly caused outrage now it seems that large retailers and charities are pulling out of the work experience element of the Work Programme.

As the Independent reports

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