Ministers to clarify work experience scheme sanctions

Ministers are expected to clarify when sanctions will be used on the work experience scheme in this afternoon's summit.

The CBI says there is broad support amongst businesses for it at a recent meeting.

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Work scheme sanctions dropped

Youngsters on the Government's controversial work experience scheme will now be able to leave after a week without facing benefit sanctions. The change comes ahead of the Employment Minister's meeting with firms who have offered placements.