Labour's shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne has accused the government of "making it up as they go along" as they announced "changes" to the controversial work experience scheme for young job seekers. He said:
"Ministers appear to be lurching from one muddle to another while more and more jobs are lost and unemployment rises. Work experience is incredibly valuable but somehow this Government have botched it so badly that they have lost the good will of businesses across the country."
More top news
A Malaysian court has found a man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.
A Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate has said he deliberately caught HIV after years battling depression.
Noel Edmonds beat off competition from Ant and Dec to be voted Britain's favourite children's TV presenter.