Government Consultation: Have your say!

By August 8, 2018Uncategorized

Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2019 to 2020: call for evidence

Published 27 July 2018 from BEIS and Home Office.

Consultation closes at 11:45pm on 28 September 2018


Consultation description

This call for evidence sets out the main issues and questions on which Sir David Metcalf, the Director of Labour Market Enforcement, would like to receive evidence for his 2019 to 2020 strategy.


The main topics covered in this call for evidence are:

  • focus on 3 sectors: hotels, restaurants and food services, warehousing
  • use of labour market enforcement bodies’ additional resources and impact
  • use of compliance approaches to enforcement
  • joint working between the state enforcement bodies


The Director has overarching responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the three labour market enforcement bodies:

  1. HMRC National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage (NMW/NLW),
  2. Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and
  3. Employment Agency Standards (EAS).


Although for the most part employers comply with employment regulations and the law, there remain some problem areas where minimum standards in the labour market are not fully applied or enforced.  The Directors primary focus involves rights being enforced directly via the state bodies discussed above.