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News
27 Mar 2019

Corporate human rights reporting is a commonly expected practice and is increasingly becoming a legal requirement for businesses. But is it working? Today, FLEX and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable explore this crucial question in their new report: Full Disclosure: Towards Better Modern Slavery Reporting.

 

Blog
4 Mar 2019

"It has been an incredible seven years working to create, birth and grow this amazing charity. But it is time to make room for a new Chief Executive, who can help FLEX navigate the next chapter in its journey. I will see it through this transition, helping the Board of Trustees find and recruit a brilliant successor, then step back and watch proudly from afar."

News
4 Mar 2019

FLEX publishes a new briefing explaining the risks posed by the two proposed temporary migration programmes to bring migrant workers to the UK after Brexit. The briefing lays out key recommendations for steps the government must take to protect workers under these schemes and avoid labour abuse and exploitation.

Blog
19 Feb 2019

A recently published report has announced the Home Office’s intention t

News
13 Feb 2019

FLEX's work featured in parliament regarding post-Brexit immigration plans on Tuesday 12th February. Alex Norris MP led a debate scrutinising the proposed plan to bring migrant workers to work on UK farms and FLEX CEO and Researcher both gave evidence to the Public Bill Committee.

News
4 Feb 2019

FLEX welcomes the announcement of a new Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner. 

Blog
28 Jan 2019

Gendered discrimination, harassment and violence remain a problem for women in the workplace. FLEX is building on its previous work investigating this issue to embark on a new research project looking at the specific risks and abuses facing women workers.

News
22 Jan 2019

FLEX responds to today's publication of the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015's 'transparency in supply chains' requirement (Section 54). 

News
13 Dec 2018

The planned temporary twelve month migrant worker schemes set out in the immigration white paper released today may lead to increased modern slavery in the UK if government fails to address these risks properly. FLEX provides commentary on the new proposals.

Blog
10 Dec 2018

The Brexit migration policy debate is misdiagnosing the problem in relation to our labour market and the so-called ‘undercutting’ of British workers. Border control and more restrictive immigration policies are presented as the solution to poor conditions or limited jobs for British workers, but instead we should be turning to labour market enforcement and worker organising to solve these problems.