How can the scale and nature of labour market non-compliance in the UK best be assessed? Final report of a scoping study for the Director of Labour Market Enforcement
AuthorsElla Cockbain, Sam Scott, Krisztián Pósch and Ben Bradford
A multidisciplinary team of academics from University College London (UCL), University of Gloucestershire and the London School of Economics (LSE) was commissioned to conduct this scoping study. The remainder of this report is structured as follows. First, we provide a brief introductory context to labour market non-compliance and its enforcement in the UK. We then introduce the study’s aims and methods. Next, we analyse in detail each of the five approaches scoped. We present the scores for each against a standardised assessed framework, reporting both the initial (unweighted) scores and the final (weighted) scores, which were informed by stakeholder consultation. We end with our final recommendations and a brief conclusion.