Experiences of Forced Labour in the UK Food Industry

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The report is an empirical study of ‘forced labour’ among low-wage migrants within the UK food industry. Forced labour became a criminal offence via the 2009 Coroners and Justice Act (Section 71) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the 2010 Criminal Justice and Licensing Act (Section 47) in Scotland. For at least the past two decades there has been considerable concern at a policy level that the UK food industry harbours significant levels of exploitation that in its extreme may constitute forced labour.

View the report here.