Back to Work Schemes ruled unlawful

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lankou

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Re: Back to Work Schemes ruled unlawful

  • on: 12 Feb 2013 01:43PM
BACK OF THE NET!!!!!!!!

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Re: Back to Work Schemes ruled unlawful

  • on: 12 Feb 2013 02:32PM
There is also reference to this in the Huffington Post. see:

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

Three judges in London ruled that the regulations under which most of the Government's back-to-work schemes were created are unlawful and quashed them. The Department for Work and Pensions has not been given leave to appeal, but has said that, regardless, it will appeal to the Supreme Court."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/12/poundland-free-labour-work_n_2667671.html?utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_hp_ref=uk

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I can't seem to find it :-(

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I can't seem to find it :-(

i would just like to add to my posting there, "On Tuesday morning the DWP issued fresh regulations that would abide by the new judgment. The court refused the government leave to appeal but the DWP said it would take the matter to the supreme court." in other words this government will ignore it just as they ignore protests about what they are doing through their welfare reforms.

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Re: Back to Work Schemes ruled unlawful

  • on: 12 Feb 2013 09:18PM
I thought I might as well merge the two! (into Lankou's thread, as this was the earliest)

"The Department for Work and Pensions has not been given leave to appeal, but has said that, regardless, it will appeal to the Supreme Court."


Oh, for goodness' sake, how much public money and time is that going to waste  >doh<  Can't IDS and his lackeys just man up and accept that they've crossed the line on this one?

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Re: Back to Work Schemes ruled unlawful

  • on: 12 Feb 2013 09:31PM
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Can't IDS and his lackeys just man up and accept that they've crossed the line on this one?

The short answer to this is No.
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Re: Back to Work Schemes ruled unlawful

  • on: 12 Feb 2013 09:58PM
IDS admit he's made a mistake?  Doesn't sound likely, Kizzy.

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Re: Back to Work Schemes ruled unlawful

  • on: 14 Feb 2013 01:15AM
I read somewhere that they have already said that they are refusing to repay any money to those who may have been unlawfully sanctioned by not taking part in the schemes, whatever the Court may have said.

They are like toddlers having a tantrum.  Unfortunately, they are extremely scary toddlers with an awful lot of power  >erm<

It will be like Ireland and the EU vote - it will keep on going until they get the result they want.

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