Tag: Independent

It pays to use slave labour, says watchdog

Gangmasters Licensing Authority is dismayed at tiny fines levied on unscrupulous employers Emily Dugan Sunday, 23 June 2013 Sentences for criminal bosses who use forced labour are “unduly lenient” and do not deter modern slavery, the head of Britain’s worker exploitation watchdog believes. Sentences for criminal bosses who […]

Sex for tuition fees anyone? Students being offered up to £15,000 a year to cover cost of studies, in exchange for having sex with strangers

Undercover investigation reveals shocking ‘sponsorship’ deals being offered to cash-strapped students Charlotte Philby, Jonathan Brown Wednesday, 28 November 2012 Students are being offered up to £15,000 a year to cover their university studies in exchange for having sex with a stranger, an undercover investigation by The Independent has […]

A high-profile whistleblower at the Care Quality Commission, the health watchdog, was subjected to a mental health assessment after raising concerns about poor leadership and performance at the organisation, internal documents show

CQC whistleblower ‘subjected to mental health assessment’ The organisation’s chief executive Cynthia Bower stood down in February after   a Government review endorsed Mrs Sheldon’s concerns about poor governance,   poor leadership and unclear accountability. Mrs Sheldon, a non-executive director at the CQC, had spoken out at the public   inquiry […]