UK: LABOUR EXPLOITATION AND FINANCIAL CRIME IN THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY

On 23 July, an article from KYC 360 followed Leicester experiencing an unexpectedly higher number of infections, purportedly originating from workers in the city’s textile industry.  What transpired were reports of labour exploitation, slave-like working conditions and a financial crime nexus.  It says that media reports paid less attention was turned to the third-party factories used for outsourced clothing production and the financial crime these factories are suspected of being involved in. It says that a report in June detailed how labour exploitation continued with factories remaining open despite England’s lockdown.

https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/news/lockstitch-to-lockdown-labour-exploitation-and-financial-crime-amidst-coronavirus-in-the-textile-industry

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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