News

Press release
18 Sep 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has today raised major concerns about how the proposed new migrant agricultural worker programme poses a real risk of abuse. Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) sets out how the proposed programme could leave many thousands at risk of modern slavery unless key safeguards are adopted.

 

 

Blog
25 Jul 2018

In recent years, there have been a growing number of campaigns calling on the general public to participate in identifying victims of human trafficking and forced labour by ‘spotting the signs’ of modern slavery. Despite increasing popularity, the effectiveness of such campaigns is questionable. Often, they rely on a racialized narrative of victims and perpetrators, and shift responsibility from government to consumer, ignoring the structural causes of trafficking and forced labour.

News
18 Jul 2018

How can we prevent human trafficking and forced labour through corporate accountability?

Blog
21 Jun 2018

The Government has published guidance on what the settled status registration scheme for EU citizens in the UK will look like.

Blog
4 Jun 2018

Last month the UK’s first Director of Labour Market Enforcement (DLME), Sir David Metcalf, published his Annual Strategy.  In it he sets out his vision of what is needed to

News
18 May 2018

FLEX has launched a guide to research with hard-to-reach migrant workers to support organisations engaging in research of labour exploitation.

News
17 May 2018

This afternoon Kevin Hyland, the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner issued a statement saying he would be stepping down from his position this summer. 

Blog
1 May 2018

The Government’s ‘hostile environment’ policies are not only inhumane, they are undermining the UK’s efforts to end modern slavery.

News
19 Apr 2018

FLEX has launched a survey for company representatives in the garment industry to share their views on the effectiveness of the UK Modern Slavery Act and other actions needed to prevent modern slavery in their supply chains.

News
18 Apr 2018

Amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill will be voted on in the House of Lords from today. This is a key opportunity for Members of the House of Lords to amend the Bill to ensure it does not lead to the weakening of workers’ rights and protections post-Brexit.