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United Kingdom

Kieran Guilbert

Big clothes brands found to fall short of own fair wage promises

30 May 2019

LONDON, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's top clothing brands are failing to fulfil their own promises to pay workers a fair living wage that covers basic family needs, academics and activists said on Thursday.

Don't settle for simple in slavery cases, urges top UK cop

24 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should use the full force of the law against human traffickers and avoid settling for the "simplest route" in court, said a police chief who described getting victims to speak out as an obstacle to securing more prosecutions.

No sirens, no drama: UK goes softly, softly to net human traffickers

23 May 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The officers arrived quietly at the house in central England - no need for a battering ram, a knock on the door sufficed.

UK urged to sharpen slavery law to target business and help children

22 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Punishing businesses that fail to tackle modern slavery, providing better support for child victims, and holding the government to account topped the agenda in a review on Wednesday intended to improve Britain's landmark anti-slavery legislation.

UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

20 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

20 May 2019

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday.

UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

20 May 2019

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday.

'Look for the laggards' - investors told to target modern slavery

01 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big investors must look beyond the clamor over climate change and compel companies to tackle modern slavery as well, the head of a United Nations-backed group pushing for responsible investment said on Wednesday.

INTERVIEW-'Look for the laggards' - investors told to target modern slavery

01 May 2019

LONDON, May 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Big investors must look beyond the clamour over climate change and compel companies to tackle modern slavery as well, the head of a United Nations-backed group pushing for responsible investment said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: UK anti-slavery hotline uncovers more cases, but triggers few probes

24 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's anti-slavery helpline recorded a surge in calls, cases and suspected victims last year, but few referrals to the anti-slavery agency triggered investigations into labor abuse at sites such as car washes and farms, officials said on Wednesday.

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