The licensing standards set out the conditions that you must meet to get a GLA licence.
The standards are all legal requirements to protect workers from poor treatment and exploitation. They cover issues such as working hours, training, terms and conditions, the national minimum wage and transport to ensure labour providers meet the basic safety and welfare standards.
There are also conditions attached to the licence holder and Principal Authority to check they are ‘fit and proper’ to hold a licence.
There are 8 standards covering the following subject areas:
- Fit and Proper Test
- Pay and Tax matters - see link below for guidance
- Prevention of Forced Labour and Mistreatment of Workers
- Working conditions
- Health and Safety
- Recruiting Workers and Contractual Arrangements
- Sub-Contracting and Using Other Labour Providers
Labour providers must continue to comply with the licensing standards to keep their licence.
If you are concerned that a labour provider is failing to meet the standards or is operating without a licence you should contact us.
You can view the number of times each standard has been failed (May 2012 - April 2015) on the Compliance failures by standard list.
Find out more...
The GLA Licensing Standards booklet: A downloadable pdf booklet of the current GLA Licensing Standards
Licensing decisions: How decisions are made on new applications and renewals
Gangmaster (Licensing Conditions) Rules 2009: Legislation
How we inspect and prosecute: Information on the different types of inspection, how the findings are reviewed and action that is take
HMRC webinars, e-learning, emails and videos on employing people - for guidance and advice on paying tax properly