News

News
6 Dec 2017

Last week the Labour Exploitation Advisory Group (LEAG) brought together experts from a broad range of civil society organisations for a half-day forum on Brexit and labour exploita

Blog
5 Dec 2017

Accessible advice and reporting gateways for workers to get information about their employment rights and report abuses are key to the prevention of labour exploitation.

Press release
21 Nov 2017

Yesterday the Work and Pensions and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committees jointly called for the Government to get tough on unscrupulous employers who abuse workers.

Blog
15 Nov 2017

More than £200 billion, about a third of the UK Government budget, is spent on purchasing goods and services (public procurement). This gives the Government leverage and represents an opportunity to show leadership in progressing workers’ rights in supply chains.

Blog
8 Nov 2017

Delayed and non-payment of wages, excessive working hours, and forced labour are among the many issues f

News
1 Nov 2017

FLEX urges Migration Advisory Committee review to learn lessons from the USA and Australia where temporary worker schemes have led to widespread exploitation.

Press release
24 Oct 2017

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has today revealed serious failings in the police response to modern slav

News
23 Oct 2017

Last week the Australian Government’s public consultation on a proposed modern slavery in supply chains reporting requirement came to a close.

Publication
19 Oct 2017

Today Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) launches a ground breaking report: Risky Business: Tackling Exploitation in

Press release
18 Oct 2017

Home Secretary Amber Rudd yesterday announced that all potential modern slavery cases would now be decided by a single unit within the Home Office, completely contradicting the findings of its own 2014 review of the decision-making process.