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The nature and scale of labour exploitation across all sectors within the United Kingdom

Reports on the nature and scale of labour exploitation across all sectors within the UK. Comments that the UK is described as being one of the main destinations of trafficked workers in Europe, and labour exploitation was recorded as the most frequent type of exploitation for both adults and minors in the UK in 2016 and 2017 according to National Referral Mechanism (NRM) data. Provides an updates assessment of the threats previously identified in 2016, newly emerging trends in 2017, and a forecast of possible threats in 2018. Finds that in 2017 Vietnamese, British and Albanian were the most common nationalities referred for labour exploitation, compared to GLAA intelligence, which indicates exploitation of Romanian works is most frequently reported. Finds that the criminal business process used by potential exploiters is not judged to have changed significantly over the past twelve months. Argues that the impact of Britain leaving the UE is at present unknown.

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Author:
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Year:
2018
Pages:
33
Ref No:
B50561
Source:
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

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