The Gangmaster and Labour Abuse Authority

The GLAA are a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) governed to cover:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Shellfish gathering
  • Any associated processing and packaging

GLAA’s aim will be achieved by:

  • Preventing worker exploitation
  • Protecting vulnerable people
  • Tackling unlicensed/criminal activity and ensuring those licensed operate within the law

The 6 strategic objectives which will ensure we meet our aim and priorities are:

  • Target, dismantle and disrupt serious and organised crime/early identification of human trafficking
  • Provide effective, meaningful engagement with stakeholders thereby enhancing reputation
  • Work with industry to recognise and address non-compliance without formal GLAA intervention
  • Tackle tax evasion, health and safety negligence, fraud, breaches of employment and other law/regulations
  • Maintain credible licensing scheme creating level playing field and promoting growth
  • Identify and tackle forced/bonded labour by licensed and unlicensed gangmasters