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13 Jun 2023

City Hall (UK)

Mayor announces £750,000 new funding to support migrant workers as report reveals ‘shocking’ levels of exploitation

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced more than £750,000 additional funding to boost support for migrants in London and tackle the exploitation of migrant workers following a ‘shocking’ report which uncovered widespread abuse…

This investment by the Mayor will support migrants in London with independent immigration advice and support services to help ensure they can access their rights, including protection from employment rights violation and exploitation…

In line with his long-standing commitment to ensuring migrant Londoners can access their rights, the Mayor is now taking action with a £750,000 programme of work to bolster support services for migrants, including an extension to the Migrant Advice and Support Fund. This will deliver additional specialist services to ensure the most vulnerable migrant Londoners can access their rights, including protection from employment rights violation and exploitation.

This funding is in addition to the Mayor’s investment of £2.3 million funding available for all Londoners via Citizens Advice and London Legal Support Trust, which improves access to legal advice. The Mayor has also commissioned the Work Rights Centre to provide foundational employment rights advice training for 16 migrant and community organisations