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Hated workfare scheme illegal

Issue No. 2340

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a government scheme to force people to work for free or lose benefits is illegal.

Three judges unanimously ruled on Tuesday of this week that the scheme breached laws banning slavery and forced labour.

Thousands of people could now claim compensation.

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Tue 12 Feb 2013, 16:39 GMT
Issue No. 2340
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