Staff were not routinely given pay slips, had no NI numbers and were not registered for tax. Wages were docked for accommodation and transport, and workers did not receive pay for up to 10 days. An 11-bedroomed house had few fire doors and no evidence of fire extinguishers, and evidence suggested workers were afraid to speak out for fear of losing their jobs. GLA chairman Paul Whitehouse said: "Tell us where the problems are and we can do the rest. We have proved that we can shut down the rogues. There will always be work with the many legitimate gangmasters."
The licence was torn up for breach of workers' rights.
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