FLEX submission to House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Inquiry on the UK Labour Supply

October, 2022

FLEX's submission to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Inquiry on the UK Labour Supply focuses on the risks posed by the end of free movement and related changes to the UK’s immigration policy, made without proper scrutiny or consideration of the risks of exploitation. Workers are being treated as commodities who cannot access legal rights or safeguards, brought in to fill gaps in the labour market and then sent away. As such, the UK is creating a two-tiered workforce, with those entering on short term visa routes cut off from basic rights or access to employment law - both of which are key to preventing exploitation.