City MP backs interns Bill

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Edinburgh West Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart has backed a Bill at Westminster to ban long-term unpaid internships being advertised.

The Bill, proposed by Labour’s Hazel Blears, is meant to push firms to pay interns, making the positions accessible to people from all backgrounds.

Mr Crockart explained: “Offering placements which provide valuable experience without paying the going rate excludes people from poorer backgrounds.”