“Starting in some areas at first, anyone aged 18 to 21 signing on without these basic skills will be required to undertake training from day one or lose their benefits.
If they are still unemployed after six months, they will have to start a traineeship, take work experience or do a community work placement – and if they don’t turn up, they will lose their benefits.”
George Osborne, Autumn Statement 2013
Way back in February 2012 it emerged that Tesco were recruiting unpaid workers on government workfare schemes. The public were furious at this grotesque exploitation from one of the UK’s biggest employers and a storm of protest erupted, both online and in the streets, about private companies using workfare.
The DWP were thrown into…
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