Unpaid Internships

Chris’s commitment to improving social mobility and, above all, increasing equality of opportunity, informs much of his work in the Lords. In June 2016 he introduced a Private Members Bill to limit unpaid internships to a maximum of four weeks. Unpaid internships leave young people in a Catch 22 situation; unable to get a job because they haven’t got experience and unable to get experience because they can’t afford to work for free. The situation clearly advantages those already advantaged enough to be in a position to work for free. Chris hopes his Bill will end what he describes as a “stain on our society

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