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Major New Food Account

  • Craig Poole
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Following the receipt of a Gangmasters Licence by On Loan Recruitment, we have won a new major food account with a successful, privately owned food provider. The locally based Company have appointed On Loan Recruitment as their preferred supplier for both Permanent and Temporary personnel.

On Loan Receives Gangmasters Licence

  • Craig Poole
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Following a full audit and rigorous checks of the company’s operating systems, On Loan Recruitment have been awarded a GLA licence.

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) regulates the supply of workers to the agricultural, horticultural and shellfish industries; employment agencies working in those fields have had to be licensed by the authority since 1 October 2006.

The GLA was established on 1 April 2005 by the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004, which was passed following the 2004 Morecambe Bay cockling disaster. The primary purpose of the authority is to prevent the exploitation of workers in the fresh produce sector.

Although it is estimated that there are approximately 19,000 employment agencies and businesses in the UK, currently less than 2% of this number are licensed with the GLA, giving an indication of the difficulties involved in obtaining the required standards to be awarded the licence.