Labour market exploitation: improving enforcement
This consultation has concluded
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Detail of outcome
We received support for the proposals set out in the consultation. We will:
- create the role of Director of Labour Market Enforcement to set the strategic priorities for labour market enforcement bodies
- allow data sharing between the Director, the Intelligence Hub, labour market enforcement bodies and other bodies with intelligence
- create a new labour market undertaking and enforcement order regime to allow us to deal with repeat labour market offenders and rogue businesses
- reform the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to become the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, with stronger powers to deal with labour exploitation across the economy
Detail of feedback received
We received 93 responses from a wide range of respondents including:
- trade bodies
- labour providers
- trade unions
- statutory organisations
This consultation ran from
We’re seeking views on proposals to improve the enforcement of employment rights to prevent non-compliance and the exploitation of vulnerable workers.
This consultation seeks views on a range of proposals to improve the effectiveness of the enforcement of employment rights to protect workers from exploitation.
- establishing a statutory Director of Labour Market Enforcement
- creating a new offence of an aggravated breach of labour market legislation
- increasing intelligence and data sharing between the existing enforcement bodies
- widening the remit, increasing the powers and changing the name of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to enable it to deal with serious exploitation
It will be of interest to employers, employees, trade unions and business representative bodies.
Published: 13 October 2015
Updated: 12 January 2016
- Added government response, equality analysis and summary of responses.
- Updated closing date to 7 December.
- First published.