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Sir David Metcalf appointed director of Labour Market Enforcement

Sir David Metcalf has been appointed by the Government to the new role of director of Labour Market Enforcement.

He will be overseeing initiatives and bodies that counteract exploitation in the workplace.

In this role, Metcalf will set strategic priorities for HM Revenue and Custom’s (HMRC) National Minimum Wage enforcement team, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, and the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate. The three agencies will centralise their intelligence for the first time, enabling Metcalfe to devise an annual strategy targeting sectors and regions which are vulnerable to unscrupulous employment practices.

Metcalf was a founding member of the Low Pay Commission and previously held the role of chairman of the Migration Advisory Committee until August 2016.


Kevin Green, chief executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), said, “We look forward to working in partnership with Sir David in his new role. Co-ordinating the work of the three existing regulatory teams makes sense. This new leadership role is a good opportunity for the government to commit to enforcing, and to be seen to be enforcing, all the existing labour market regulations – ensuring a fair business environment for compliant recruiters who play by the rules.”


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