Young Londoners made to work

Young unemployed Londoners wll have to do three months of unpaid full-time work experience or lose their benefits under a pilot scheme being launched by the government. Employment minister Chris Grayling denied claims that the scheme was “slave labour” and said 18 to 24-year-olds who had spent less than six months in employment would have to work for their £56-a-week jobseeker’s allowance. Around 6,000 participants will do 30 hours of work experience a week in charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.