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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: Untangling the work experience web

06 April 2012  

Rachel Rooksby and Carla Leonard highlight a worrying discrepancy between the government’s pledge to ensure interns receive the minimum wage and its own unpaid jobseeker schemes

These days, unpaid work experience is rarely out of the news. Headlines vary from HM Revenue & Customs’ crackdown on unpaid internships to Nick Clegg’s campaign against ‘it’s who you know’ advantages in the jobs market and, most recently, the furore over the government supplying jobseekers to large corporations for free. Unpaid internships, often intended to give people a leg up into competitive industries in a flagging economy, have had a swift and hard fall from grace.

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Hudson v TPG Web Publishing Ltd ET/2200565/11

    Vetta v London Dreams Motion Pictures Ltd ET/2703377/08

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