Unpaid internships could be banned

The government is considering a ban on unpaid internships, amid concerns they give richer candidates an unfair boost in the race to get top jobs.

Work and Pensions Minister Damian Hinds said “sought-after” roles in popular industries such as media and fashion were not available to everybody.

On Friday, MPs will debate plans to pay interns at least the minimum wage.

The bill’s sponsor, Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke, called unpaid work a “scourge on social mobility”.

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