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6 May 2021

FLEX has responded to the government’s consultation on the ‘New Plan for Immigration’ (the plan/proposal). FLEX’s work focuses on preventing labour exploitation.

Blog
28 Apr 2021

The Home Office has published its guidance on refusing and cancelling rough sleeping migrants’ permission to stay in the UK. In this blog, we outline its content and analyse the likely implications for migrants experiencing or at risk of labour exploitation, especially in the context of recent and proposed wider changes to the UK’s immigration and anti-trafficking policies.

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21 Apr 2021

FLEX is delighted to offer training to London based police and local authorities on their responsibilities to victims of modern slavery.

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22 Mar 2021

Coalition secures commitment from London Mayoral candidates to prioritise tackling modern slavery, as identification numbers drop in the capital for the first time in eight years despite increased risk of exploitation.

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8 Mar 2021

Today, to mark International Women’s Day, FLEX launches a publication detailing our experience of doing feminist participatory action research with women and young migrant workers in sectors that are high-risk for labour exploitation. 

 

Blog
25 Jan 2021

The joint investigation report on the first ever police super-complaint was published last month giving an insight into how information about migrant victims and witnesses of crime is reported to immigration authorities following an interaction with the police, and its consequences for victims’ outcomes and trust in law enforcement. Here, we outline some of the learnings and recommendations from the findings that seek to improve law enforcement’s engagement with migrants. These are helpful when looking to improve police (and wider enforcement) engagement with migrants who have experienced labour exploitation.

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18 Jan 2021

FLEX publishes a new working paper on the experiences of cleaners in the UK. “If I Could Change Anything About My Work...” Participatory Research With Cleaners In The UK is the first in a series of working papers on the experiences and drivers of labour abuse and exploitation in three understudied low-paid sectors of the economy: cleaning, hospitality and the app-based courier sector. It highlights key workplace issues in the cleaning sector and the risk and resilience factors that impact cleaners’ vulnerability to – and ability to push back against – violations of their employment rights.