Taxpayers ‘facing multi-million pound compensation bill’ as judges rule back-to-work schemes are unlawful in Poundland test case

  • Cait Reilly has won her Court of Appeal  claim that requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store was  unlawful
  • She and unemployed  HGV driver Jamieson Wilson, from Nottingham, both succeeded in their  claims
  • The ruling could mean those whose benefits  were stripped for refusing part in back-to-work schemes could now reclaim  them

University graduate has today won her Court  of Appeal claim that requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount  store was unlawful.

Cait Reilly was backed by three judges in  London who ruled that the regulations under which most of the Government’s  back-to-work schemes were created are unlawful and quashed them.

But they disagreed with a comparison to the  programmes as ‘slave labour’, and found that participation in the schemes does  not breach human rights….

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277426/Taxpayers-facing-multi-million-pound-compensation-judges-rule-work-schemes-unlawful-Poundland-test-case.html#ixzz2KgnWlQE0

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