Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse with powerful new body

  • New workers’ watchdog to take over responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing minimum wage, and more
  • One-stop shop will improve enforcement and ensure employees and businesses know where to go for help on workers’ rights
  • Business Minister Paul Scully: “We will take action against big brands that turn a blind eye to abuses”.

A powerful new workers’ watchdog will be created to protect the rights of UK workers, the government has confirmed.

Responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers – currently spread across three different bodies – will be brought under one roof, creating a comprehensive new authority, which will ensure businesses that break the rules have nowhere to hide.

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