Young people forced into three months work experience

Sarah Coles
Chris Grayling
Chris Grayling

Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Press Association Images

Is it fair to make young people do unpaid work for three months in order to qualify for jobseekers' allowance? This is the latest plan announced by Employment Minister Chris Grayling yesterday. The idea is that people aged between 18 and 24, claiming the dole for the first time, will be made to work in charity shops and care homes for three months in order to qualify for the payouts.

So is this slave labour, or a great opportunity to get work experience?
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