Modern slavery

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UK crime agency to pursue up to 100 lawyers accused of helping traffickers
Exclusive: Solicitors believed to be assisting criminal gangs who abuse modern slavery laws to gain asylum

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

18, May, 2023 @10:53 AM

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Treasurer wants energy transition to be his legacy – as it happened
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Mostafa Rachwani and Natasha May (earlier)

16, May, 2023 @8:04 AM

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Concerns over care sector amid UK rise in potential victims of modern slavery
Charity says number of potential victims identified via helpline more than doubled last year

Matthew Weaver

15, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Wife and care worker found guilty of enslaving disabled husband in Chichester
Sarah Somerset-How and George Webb charged under modern slavery laws for treating her partner ‘like property’

Steven Morris

12, May, 2023 @2:38 PM

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UK ‘was urged to investigate’ Nigerian politician before organ trafficking plot
Exclusive: Former US intelligence analyst says he warned authorities about activities of Ike Ekweremadu

Matthew Weaver

07, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Met police investigate more organ trafficking cases in UK
Modern slavery team reveals further allegations of people being trafficked to London for body parts

Matthew Weaver

05, May, 2023 @1:43 PM

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Nigerian politician jailed for nine years in UK over organ trafficking plot
Judge says Ike Ekweremadu was ‘driving force’ in scheme to take kidney for his sick daughter from man brought to London

Matthew Weaver

05, May, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Number of potential modern slavery victims in England and Wales hits record high
Latest figures show Albanian nationals account for almost a third of total, and British nationals a quarter

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

04, May, 2023 @2:41 PM

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MPs vote to support the Illegal Migration Bill by 289 to 230 – as it happened
Theresa May had warned bill will cause more people to be consigned to modern slavery while Geoffrey Cox also raised concerns

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

26, Apr, 2023 @7:34 PM

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MPs back illegal migration bill by 289 votes to 230
Illegal migration bill will now go to Lords despite criticism from leading Conservatives

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

26, Apr, 2023 @7:30 PM

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‘I couldn’t escape’: the people trafficked into call centres and forced to scam Australians
Thousands are trapped into slavery across Asia – but, with the conviction of three traffickers in Indonesia, the tide may be turning

Cait Kelly

02, Apr, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Europe’s human rights watchdog warns UK over illegal migration bill
Council of Europe’s experts say bill is ‘step backwards’ in fight against modern slavery

Diane Taylor

29, Mar, 2023 @12:52 PM

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