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Unpaid internships and the National Trust

20 December 2016

Tackling exploitation in employment is high on the government’s agenda, and non-payment of the national minimum wage is a hot moral, political and legal topic.

The latest issue to hit the headlines is criticism of the National Trust’s rolling six-month unpaid internship schemes, which drew criticism despite a statutory exemption that specifically entitles charities not to pay 'voluntary workers' the national minimum wage.

In this article Richard Miskella and Rachel Rooksby discuss what rights interns have.

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