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Reilly & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - Regulations, and thus scheme under them, quashed as unlawful

Schemes which require recipients of Jobseekers Allowance to perform unpaid work or else lose their benefits are not "forced or compulsory labour" and do not breach ECHR Article 4 prohibition on slavery or forced labour. However, such schemes will be quashed as unlawful if they are not created within the parameters laid down in legislation.

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