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.

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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