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The Risks of Exploitation in Temporary Migration Programmes: A FLEX response to the 2018 Immigration White Paper

May 2019

The 2018 Immigration White Paper described the Government’s proposals for post-Brexit labour migration, including three temporary migration programmes. This report looks in-depth at such programmes and how they can exacerbate or relate to risks of labour abuse and exploitation, including human trafficking. Drawing on examples from around the world and UK history, it highlights the risks in such schemes and describes in detail the three proposed programmes. It provides strong recommendations to Government on how to design, implement and monitor such programmes to prevent abuse and exploitation.