Workfare at Poundland facing legal challenge

Cait Reilly said she risked losing her benefits if she refused to work for free stacking shelves in Poundland

A graduate is taking legal action against the government over a scheme which she says forces people to do unpaid work.

Cait Reilly, a University of Birmingham geology graduate, is currently trying to find work in the museum sector.

The 22-year-old said she had to work for free at a Poundland store for two weeks or risk losing her benefits.

Read the full press release here, a video here, a BBC report here and a Radio 4 report here.


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