The Government Set Out Plans To Tackle Exploitation In Employment

Back to blog

The Government Set Out Plans To Tackle Exploitation In Employment

The Government plan to tackle exploitation in employment by creating a new role of “Director of Labour Market Enforcement”.

Sajid Javid (Business secretary) said the new role would:

“help us to bring much needed coordination to the enforcement of labour market legislation, and an evidence-based annual labour market enforcement strategy will ensure that enforcement efforts are targeted where the risk of non-compliance is greatest”.

He added:

“It’s not just workers who will benefit – if they’re not being undercut by unfair, illegal competition, responsible businesses will be able to grow faster and create more jobs.”

It isn’t yet clear as to what the full extent of the role will be although it is believed to cover the whole of the labour market as well as labour providers. It is expected to cover everything from accidental breaches to serious offences.

The original consultation included four proposals:

  • a new offence of aggravated breach of labour market legislation
  • police-style powers and a wider remit for the Gangmasters Licensing Authority
  • increased intelligence and data sharing between enforcement bodies
  • the proposed new director of labour market enforcement.

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority has also been renamed the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and now has increased powers over labour market exploitation.

It is a positive move to see a full programme of dedicated action being taken to tackle this problem.

A few of the great companies we work with...

testimonial blob

What our clients say about us

I have worked with That Recruit for the last four months to find suitable candidates for Abacare, our award winning care business. That Recruit recognise the need for our business to attract quality candidates to care for our service users in the comfort of their own home. I have found them to be helpful and reactive to our business needs and look forward to our continued working relationship.

Peter Abacare, Abacare
Read More Testimonials

What our clients say about us

Quantity of applicant received was tremendous. Required a lot of sifting but evident that the advert reached a broad spectrum of candidates.

Jonathan, UberRaum Architects
Read More Testimonials

What our clients say about us

We are happy with the service and quality of applicants.

Collette, Labrums Solicitor
Read More Testimonials

What our clients say about us

We usually use recruitment agencies, however for this particular vacancy it seemed more appropriate to try a cheaper recruitment option. In setting up the initial advert it was very easy and quick, and the staff at ThatRecruit were very helpful and efficient in coming back to me and in authorizing the advert. The software to manage the vacancy was easy to use and the ability to mark candidates with a status was helpful. As an improvement it would be useful to be able to select all those marked as rejected and be able to bulk message them with a decline message or have an option to allow the candidates to see their status. Overall it’s been easy to manage this recruitment placement through ThatRecruit and we had an exceptional response to the advertisement with 72 applicants and having to close the advert early.

Luan Mahoney, Chadney Bulgin
Read More Testimonials

What our clients say about us

The process was easy to manage and we received a high number of responses.

Stephen, Cherwell College Oxford
Read More Testimonials

What our clients say about us

Thanks again for your fantastic service don’t change anything it works great!

Max, Climate Group
Read More Testimonials