David Metcalf publishes his first report

Sir David Metcalf, the recently-appointed Director of Labour Market Enforcement, has published his first strategy for 2018 to 2019. It can be found at

He was kind enough to speak at the launch of Unpaid Britain’s report last November, and has clearly used some of our material in informing his report. However, there is no guarantee that its recommendations will be acted upon. Much of the much less challenging Taylor review has had its recommendations put to one side or declined by the government.

It is a long report, so we will be reading it carefully, and publishing a detailed response on this blog in the near future.