Sex work ads ban

The government has banned adverts for lap-dancers, webcam performers and strippers from job centres.

Before 2003 the government-run Jobcentre Plus refused all adult entertainment industry vacancies.

The policy was successfully challenged by adult entertainment store Ann Summers as it excluded vacancies in their shops.

The announcement means that jobcentres will refuse to accept vacancies that involve the sexual stimulation of others but will continue to advertise jobs in other areas of the adult entertainment industry.

The ban is an interim measure as the government intends to bring forward legislation to cement the change.

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