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Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)

As it is a criminal offence to operate without a GLAA license, it is necessary to understand what it is and why you need one.

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority scheme aims to regulate businesses that supply employees to the fresh produce industries (including non-edible produce).

The scheme targets those who either provide, or need workers within fresh produce. It ensures that workers are granted employment standards that are required by law.

In this context, the term ‘fresh produce’ refers to:

  • Processing and packaging of all fresh food, drinks and other produce
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Shellfish gathering

(According to GLAA reports)

To obtain a license, an employer/business is required to meet and maintain the conditions of the scheme.

If your business is situated overseas, you will still need a license if any work is carried out in the UK. Both permanent and temporary workers will be covered by the scheme.

You can apply for a Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority Licence here

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