REVEALED: The extent of modern slavery in the UK workforce

REVEALED: The extent of modern slavery in the UK workforce

The number of people reported as potential victims of slavery and human trafficking in the UK has more than doubled in the past three years, according to the National Crime Agency.

Recently, high street names such as Boohoo, Missguided and the embattled Sports Direct, have been identified as not adhering to legal requirements. And, according to new research, businesses that fail to monitor recruitment is to blame.

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Comments (1)

  • Sir
    Sir
    Tue, 12 Sep 2017 1:11pm BST
    In tough international markets, how are UK firms to remain competitive and profitable if they are forced pay inflated wage rates to staff ? This kind of employment practice is surely an essential part of any prosperous economy.
    If employers are forced to pay above the going market rate, it has to be passed on in the form of rising prices - so nobody benefits.
    The only alternative would be unacceptable lower returns for shareholders, which is likely to have a negative effect on investment, triggering unemployment and a spiral of decline.

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