We’re extremely delighted to announce that Imperial Personnel are now audited and accredited by The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA). After a lengthy process, it has proved to be well worth the time and effort as it provides us with the opportunity to support companies in the food, drink and agricultural industries and likewise for these companies to work with us. We have long term aspirations to work alongside the GLAA and support the companies and workers in these sectors ethically and efficiently.
What does this mean?
This allows us to be vigilant around compliance and right to work checks in the UK helping us prevent worker exploitation, modern slavery, protecting vulnerable people and to tackle unlicensed/criminal activity and ensuring those licensed operate within the law.
Benefits of an employer holding a GLAA Licence
Workers receive fair treatment, the pay, benefits and conditions they are entitled to.
Labour providers are not undercut by those who pay less than the minimum wage or avoid tax. Industry standards are raised.
Labour users can check their workers come from a legitimate provider and are informed if their labour provider’s licence is revoked.
Consumers can be assured that their food has been picked and packed in an ethical environment. Illegal activities which lead to a loss of public revenue – income tax, VAT and NI – are reduced.
About the GLAA
"We are a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) governed by an independent Board made up of a chair and six members, who were recruited for their respective knowledge, experience and skills. Our role is to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. Through the intelligence we receive from our inspections, the public, industry and other government departments, we investigate reports of worker exploitation and illegal activity such as human trafficking, forced labour and illegal labour provision, as well as offences under the National Minimum Wage and Employment Agencies Acts."
More information can be found here regarding the GLAA.
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