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Philip Booth speaks to Voice of Russia on back-to-work schemes

The British government’s back-to-work schemes have suffered a setback after the Appeal Court judges ruled that unpaid schemes are legally flawed. The schemes required people claiming some benefits to work for free at shops such as Poundland.

But one participant, Cait Reilly, claimed that requiring her to work for free at Poundland while she claimed jobseeker’s allowance breached laws on forced labour.

Joanna Long from the group Boycott Workfare gave Voice of Russia’s Brendan Cole her reaction to the ruling.

Professor Phillip Booth, editorial director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, explained why he backs the work schemes.

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