Non-compliance, informal working and the Covid-19 pandemic: implications for modern slavery

Hunter, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5501-6718, Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715, Pickford, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-9741-6923, Barratt, J. and Sharma, N., 2022. Non-compliance, informal working and the Covid-19 pandemic: implications for modern slavery. Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre.

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This report explores non-compliant employment practices in a set of sectors in the UK highlighted as problematic by regulators and enforcement agencies. More specifically, it seeks to examine how the Covid-19 pandemic may have impacted on these non-compliant businesses and their workers by: a) identifying the neighbourhoods where such employment sites are most likely to be found. b) establishing where the pandemic may have had the most significant economic impact, and whether these are the localities where the non-compliant economy is most likely to be operating; and c) whether the recovery of customer footfall after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in February 2022 has been slower in neighbourhoods where non-compliance is concentrated. The aim of our research is to provide an improved understanding of the scope and scale of non-compliant labour practices with the potential to degrade towards modern slavey in the UK and support partners to better understand where non-compliance is more or less likely to occur the UK.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Description: Commissioning body: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Creators: Hunter, J., Clark, I., Pickford, R., Barratt, J. and Sharma, N.
Publisher: Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre
Date: 1 July 2022
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 12 Jan 2023 09:42
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2023 09:42

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