Government efforts to clamp down on the illegal practices of gangmasters in fresh produce have been slammed as “woefully inadequate”.

A report, published this week by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, concludes the government failed to provide sufficient resources to beat the problem.

The supermarkets have also come under fire. The committee claimed their dominant position was a major contributor to an environment that allowed illegal gangmaster activity to take root.

The report, compiled after hearing evidence from all sectors of the industry, highlights everything from the use of
Ed Bedington