19th January 2015| ITV Exposure
Theresa May says that abolishing modern slavery in Britain is a personal priority – but Exposure has found it alive and well in some of the wealthiest streets of London. Each year, some 15,000 domestic workers are brought into the UK by the rich and powerful. Exposure has found that, under the tough new visa system that ties them to their employers, some domestics are being forced to work up to 18 hours a day, seven days a week, for as little as 50 pence an hour.
This undercover investigation reveals how those who escape from abusive employers are exploited by criminals who draw them into a murky underworld of fake passports, false visas, and illegal employment.