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Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2020 to 2021

The Labour Market Enforcement Strategy was produced by Matthew Taylor, the Interim Director of Labour Market Enforcement from August 2019 to January 2021. It sets outs his recommendations to improve state-led enforcement of employment rights, including measures to be taken by the 3 labour market enforcement bodies:

Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS)
HMRC National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage team (HMRC NMW)

The recommendations within this strategy document are structured around 4 high-risk sectors:

social care
hand car washes

The findings of the Director’s recent independent programme of research are also published alongside this strategy. This focuses on worker experiences in the social care, agriculture, construction and hand car wash sector. The fifth report presents analysis estimating trends in precarious working in the UK over the last decade.

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