A university graduate has begun a legal challenge against the government

A university graduate who says she was forced to do unpaid work at Poundland for fear of losing her benefits has begun a legal challenge against the government.

Cait Reilly argues that the action was a breach of her human rights.

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Hit out on 'forced labour'

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith has hit out at the Birmingham University graduate who won her Court of Appeal claim that she was forced to abandon volunteering at a museum to work for free at Poundland.