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Govt loses 'back-to-work' appeal

The Government today lost a Supreme Court appeal over a ruling that its flagship "back to work" schemes were legally flawed.

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Claimants not given 'sufficient information' on scheme

The Supreme Court has upheld a 2011 decision by the Court of Appeal that unemployed people were not given enough information, especially about the sanctions for refusing jobs under the schemes.

The judgement said that the two claimants "should have [been given] sufficient information about the scheme to be able to make freely informed representations".

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