Thanks for the welcome Treelover and others, yes I will post this story to Boycott Workfare. Binka/BigTom, this guy was using JSA claimants from the 18 - 24 Work Experience programme so really they shouldn't have referred me anyway. I was misled into thinking I'd be penalised if I refused, and I've since found that that's not the case. Basically if you are 25 or over, you can still volunteer for WE if you want to, but it's no longer compulsory. I've made it clear to JCP that I'm not refusing paid employment, I'm refusing to work for free, and they seem to be on my side so far but I'll keep you informed if they give me any more hassle.