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Forced labour in the UK

This paper:

  • considers the definition of forced labour, the legal and policy developments around it and the often overstated relationship with human trafficking;
  • looks at the scale and scope of forced labour in the UK, how it is tackled, and the pressures on regulatory and enforcement mechanism designed to help those who are exploited;
  • identifies the need for a unified government strategy to combat forced labour and makes recommendations for national and local government, business and trades unions.