Back in January Andrew Bridgen (the MP for North West Leicestershire) asked Kelly Tolhurst, who was at the time a BEIS minister; "Will the Minister agree
Clothing sweatshops in Leicester are being blamed for helping to spread the coronavirus
One of the theories being postulated for the the spike in covid-19 cases in Leicester has been the poor working practices in the garment industry. However, it is now emerging as a new scandal of dozens, potentially hundreds, of small factories employing illegal migrants and others in sweatshop/modern slavery conditions. What makes this all the more galling is that the local authorities, regulatory bodies, and potentially central government have known of this for quite some time, but no apparent action has been taken.
There are also rumours circulating that the owner of very successful Boohoo fashon chain has been splashing the cash around and to ensure acquiescence from officials.
I wonder if this is going to be the new Rotherham, Sheffield, Oxford scandal?