Disposable Workers: the Future of the UK's Migrant Workforce

March, 2019

Government plans for two temporary migration programmes to bring workers to the UK after Brexit present significant risks of labour abuse and exploitation, including human trafficking.

This briefing describes the two proposed programmes, explains the risks presented by them and provides clear recommendations for government to protect workers and prevent a two-tiered labour market operating after Brexit in which temporary migrant workers are ill-treated.