Policy paper

Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2019 to 2020: government response

The government’s response to the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2019 to 2020.



This document sets out the government’s response to the second annual Labour Market Enforcement strategy, published July 2019, from the then Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Sir David Metcalf.

The strategy made 44 recommendations on labour market enforcement. The government accepts the majority of the recommendations and this response sets out the steps the government will take forward to:

  • protect vulnerable workers
  • support businesses to comply with the law
  • improve joint working between the enforcement bodies
Published 9 October 2020