This morning my Son pointed out something to me which he could not believe in the Court Round Up in the local Portsmouth News paper.
A young man of no fixed abode and thus effectively homeless which itself brings issues was
FINED FOR FAILING TO TURN UP FOR UNPAID WORK.
Yes that is right he was fined £250 plus £50 Court costs for failing to turn up for unpaid work.
Now this could be due to say failing to turn up to a previous order of say a Community Service Order but the article does not say that it clearly says UNPAID WORK.
The very thought you could be fined for failing to turn up for work and be FINED should send shivers down your spine and probe many to further research as I will but we should also take into accunt this man may very well already be under a Sanction and is homeless so is trapped and the prospect of him finding full-time employment is remote.
More research needs to be done on this and I will bring you what I find in due course, however this goes out now as a warning to all.