GLAA Publication Scheme
Last updated December 2022
This publication scheme commits the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below and where this information is held by the authority.
Additional assistance is provided to the definition of these classes in sector specific guidance manuals issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
The scheme commits the GLAA to:
- publish proactively or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below
- specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below
- publish proactively or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme
- produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
- review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme
- produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available
- make this publication scheme available to the public
- publish any dataset held by the authority that has been requested, and any updated versions it holds, unless the authority is satisfied that it is not appropriate to do so; to publish the dataset, where reasonably practicable, in an electronic form that is capable of re-use; and, if any information in the dataset is a relevant copyright work and the public authority is the only owner, to make the information available for re-use under the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, if they apply, and otherwise under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act section 19. (The term ‘dataset’ is defined in section 11(5) of the Freedom of Information Act. The term ‘relevant copyright work’ is defined in section 19(8) of that Act).
Classes of information
All information below is published on the GLAA website and links in purple are provided to the relevant pages.
Who we are and what we do
- GLAA organisation structure
- Our governance – for information on the GLAA Board. A link to board minutes can be found at the bottom of this page
- What we do
- Aims and Objectives
- Legislation – information on UK legislation that covers the GLAA’s activities.
- GLAA Licensing Standards - The GLAA issues licences to businesses that provide temporary labour to the UK fresh produce sector. Licence holders must abide by standards listed in this document.
What we spend and how we spend it
- Corporate Publications – for information on the GLAA’s budgets, including income and expenditure, and past editions of the GLAA’s Annual Report and Accounts.
- GLAA Business Plan – for projected expenditure.
What our priorities are and how we are doing
- Corporate Publications – for corporate publications including business plans and the GLAA’s Annual Report and Accounts.
- How we inspect and prosecute
- The GLAA’s Strategic Plan 2020-23
- Performance Reports
- Reviews – findings from formal reviews of the GLAA are provided at the bottom of this page.
How we make decisions
- Licensing Decision Policy
- Gangmasters Licensing Appeals - a guide to making an appeal
- Enforcement Policy Statement
- Appeals – guidance on how to appeal decisions made by the GLAA.
Our policies and procedures
- External Communications Policy - this document covers several communications activities relating to:
- Intelligence – gathering and sharing
- Criminal Investigations
- Revocations and refusals
- Press releases
- Freedom of Information requests
- Active Checks
- Social Media
- Website Terms & Conditions - covers use of the corporate logo and reproduction any content on the site.
- Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies
- GLAA Complaints Procedure
- Code of practice on Compliance and Enforcement
- Implementation of the Regulators’ Code Principles – explains how the GLAA abides by this code.
- GLAA Privacy Statement
Lists and registers
- Public Register of GLAA licence holders
- Who has been inspected?
- Revoked GLAA licences
- Appeal results and judgements
- Freedom of Information requests – responses by the GLAA to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
- Board members register of interests
The services we offer
- GLAA Briefs - guidance for labour providers.
- Guidance on who needs a licence
- Information for overseas labour providers
- GLAA resources
- Press releases
Published information will not generally include:
- Information the disclosure of which is prevented by law, or exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, or is otherwise properly considered to be protected from disclosure.
- Information in draft form.
- Information that is no longer readily available as it is contained in files that have been placed in archive storage, or is difficult to access for similar reasons.
Information not already published
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please email: email@example.com with your query, and we will try to help.
Alternatively, you can submit a freedom of information request to the GLAA. You will need to include your name contact details and a detailed description of the information you would like.
Requestors should be aware that some information held by the GLAA may be subject to exemptions provided in the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Obtaining information online
Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where an authority is legally required to translate any information, it will do so.
Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.
Charges for information
The purpose of this scheme is to make the maximum amount of information readily available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public. Material which is published and accessed on a website will be provided free of charge.
Charges may be made for information subject to a charging regime specified by Parliament.
We will usually provide printed material free of charge, but we may charge if:
- you ask for multiple copies
- you ask for information that is archived and we have to retrieve it from storage.
Charges may also be made for information provided under this scheme where they are legally authorised, they are in all the circumstances, including the general principles of the right of access to information held by public authorities, justified and are in accordance with a published schedule or schedules of fees which is readily available to the public.
Charges may also be made for making datasets (or parts of datasets) that are relevant copyright works available for re-use. These charges will be in accordance with the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, where they apply, or with regulations made under section 11B of the Freedom of Information Act, or with other statutory powers of the public authority.
We will tell you in advance if there will be a charge, and how much it will be.
Feedback on this scheme
If you would like to provide feedback about this publication scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org