Ministers drop work experience scheme sanctions
Ministers have dropped the threat of sanctions for unemployed youngsters on a controversial work experience scheme.
It follows a meeting with dozens of firms with concerns, after criticism it amounted to "unpaid forced labour".
Some employers had pulled out of the scheme - in which 16- to 24-year-olds on jobseeker's allowance do up to eight weeks' unpaid work but keep benefits.
James Landale reports
29 Feb 2012
- From the section UK