The Government has announced plans for a new watchdog which it says could have protected the rights of workers involved in a Leicester factory scandal.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has revealed proposals to bring responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing the minimum wage and protecting agency workers - which are currently spread across three different bodies - under one roof.
It believes this approach will help improve enforcement through better co-ordination and pooling intelligence.
The new watchdog will provide a port of call for workers, so they know their rights and can whistleblow on bad behaviour,
link source - Leicester Mercury - Business