BBC - Unpaid internships should be banned as a barrier to social mobility, says a report from MPs and peers.

2017-02-28

MP’s warn that such internships without a salary, used as stepping stones into jobs, are a financial block to those who cannot afford to work unpaid.
 
The All Party Parliamentary Group on social mobility says all interns should be paid after their first month.
 
Justin Madders, the group's chair, called for better access to "top jobs for those from less advantaged homes".
 
The "Class Ceiling" study follows concerns that jobs in areas such as law, medicine and the media are disproportionately filled by socially-advantaged, privately-educated youngsters who have attended top universities.
 
The cross-party social mobility report highlights the way that entry into some professions can be skewed in favour of more affluent youngsters.