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Govt to continue back-to-work schemes

Govt to continue back-to-work schemes
The Government will push ahead with its back-to-work programmes, undeterred by a Court of Appeal ruling that the regulations underpinning one scheme were unlawful.

Writing in the Sun, Iain Duncan Smith said it was “highly insulting” to claim that benefits claimants working unpaid was 'slave labour'.

He spoke out after the Court of Appeal backed graduate Cait Reilly, who was told to work at Poundland or risk losing her benefits. However government sources have told the Daily Telegraph will seek to “increase the use of mandatory activity” despite the ruling.

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