An end to unpaid internships?
Chris welcomes reports that the government are looking at ways to end the unfair system of unpaid internships. Internships are often offered to recent graduates as a way of gaining valuable work experience but clearly exclude those unable to work for free. Alec Shelbrooke MP has campaigned on this issue and is set to introduce his second Private Members Bill aiming to ban the practice by introducing an explicit four week limit to unpaid work experience. Chris introduced the same Private Members Bill to the House of Lords in June 2016.
The Economist, Unpaid Internships are coming under fire in Britain.
The Mail Online, Theresa May is set to ban internships in latest Cameron snub.