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20 Jan 2019
The number of British nationals identified as potential child trafficking victims has been rising, amounting to 2 118 cases in 2017, out of which half said they were trafficked within the UK. Despite this, Independent has learned the UK`s Home...
12 Aug 2016
The UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, reports for 'The Guardian' on the trafficking of Nigerian women and girls into sexual exploitation in Europe and the UK in particular. In this article Hyland details the most recent...
15 Jun 2016
Left Foot Forward is reporting on how a British exit from the EU, or 'Brexit', would have a negative effect on the combating of human trafficking. The article argues that with the legal channels available for EU citizens to work and live in the UK,...
12 Apr 2016
The Guardian reports that migrants attempting to reach the UK are paying smuggling gangs as much as £13,500 to arrange their journey, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed.  Some of those intent on coming to Britain are quoted five-figure...
27 Feb 2016
The Daily Mail reports that  the number of suspected human trafficking victims in the UK has increased by almost 40 per cent in the last year as crime gangs exploit EU free movement rules.  In new official figures, 3,266 immigrants from 102...
23 Feb 2016
The BBC reports that victims of people trafficking who are pregnant or have children have had their needs "systematically overlooked" in the UK.The report - by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group - said the provision of access to safe...
21 Jan 2016
The International Business Times reports that more than half of UK businesses supply managers have said they "lack the skills to deal with modern slavery", according to new research. It comes as more than 12,000 British companies have been forced to...
20 Aug 2015
TakePart reports on a U.K. study of almost 900 healtchare providers, of which 13% (one in eight) reported having contact with victims of human trafficking in their practies, and most said they did not know how to make referrals or help the victims. ...
31 Jul 2015
'Personel Today' reports on a new requirement for companies in the UK  to produce a “slavery and human trafficking statement” for every financial year. This requirement will be implemented for those commercial organizations whose an annual turnover...
29 Jul 2015
BT reports that David Cameron has become the first British prime minister to visit Vietnam; this recent visit set as one of its primary goals the fight to end human trafficking between the two countries. The article notes that many child victims are...

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