COVID-19: GLAA to end temporary licensing scheme

01 June 2020


In March 2020 the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) introduced a temporary licensing scheme to support food supply sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporary licences were granted to businesses operating within the wider labour supply industry which sought to assist with the supply of labour for GLAA sectors and were valid for a 3-month period.  The aim of the scheme was to ensure a quick and effective supply of labour to companies dealing with food provision to alleviate any supply issues. 

GLAA brief 64 announces that the application process for temporary licences will end on 1st June 2020.

Read GLAA brief 64 here.

Aspire Comment

The GLAA has stated that take up of the temporary licensing scheme was low and the scheme is no longer considered necessary to deal with pressures on the food supply chain. 

Should this situation change they will reconsider this decision.

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