I use workers
Labour users include factories, farms, packhouses, butchers and nurseries, who play a key role in maintaining the health and welfare standards of workers.
This section explains how to check the public register to make sure you are using a licensed labour provider, how to comply with the legal requirements and guidance on best practice.
You can also find out more about our active check service, which keeps you up to date with any changes to your labour provider's licence following an inspection or revocation.
It is a criminal offence to use an unlicensed labour provider if the workers you use are in the registered sectors. You can read more about the offences and penalties, and find out more about the licensing scheme in I supply workers.
Temporary licensing during the coronavirus outbreak
Information about this scheme can be found in GLAA Brief Issue 62.
Read our FAQs about the scheme here.
It is important that if a labour user (or labour provider) encounters a need and a shortage, that they consider both the use of the public register, and where necessary the licence easements.
We would encourage labour users to identify licensed labour providers from our public register and not rely on non-regulated suppliers of labour.
Workers from other EU countries continue to enjoy full freedom of movement in the UK labour market, and equal employment law rights, with other UK workers during the transition period following the UK leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. Any infringement of those rights, or discriminatory practices, may constitute worker exploitation. Such issues should be reported to the GLAA.
EU citizens need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue to live, work and study in the UK. The online application checks your identity and UK residence and asks you to declare any criminal convictions. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2021.
Further updates will be published on this website.
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