Quicker to shut down sites in Bangladesh than UK, says GLAA chief

Shutting down a labour-exploitative work site in Bangladesh would take less time than it currently does in the UK, the interim CEO of the Gangmasters Licensing and Labour Abuse Authority has suggested.

Speaking to an audience in Ely, Cambridgeshire last Thursday [7 June], Roger Bannister said “a combination of so much going on in the country” such as counter-terrorism activity, child and domestic abuse, and anti-social behaviour were among the issues preventing local authorities and police from taking as assertive a stance on investigating and raiding exploitative work...

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