Scottish Gangmaster Convicted
17th March 2010
Xltech Recruitment, based in Cumbernauld, has been caught breaking the law by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority for supplying workers to an East Kilbride bakery without a GLA licence.
Following the GLA’s investigation, the firm pled guilty at Airdrie Sheriff Court and were sentenced to pay a fine of £1,000 reduced from £1,500 due to an early admission of guilt.
Ian Japp, GLA’s Head of Enforcement responsible for Scotland, said:
“Xltech Recruitment broke the law and have got their just desserts. This prosecution emphasises that we are determined to deal with any business who thinks they can get away with trading illegally in the GLA’s sectors.”
Notes to Editors
1. It is illegal under section 12 of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 to operate as an unlicensed gangmaster. Xltech Recruitment illegally supplied workers between 24 September 2008 and 25 June 2009.
2. Xltech Recruitment was sentenced on 9 March 2010 at Airdrie Sheriff Court.
3. There have been seven convictions for offences under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act, six for operating without a licence and one for using an unlicensed gangmaster.
4. Ian Japp, GLA Head of Enforcement for Scotland and the North of England, and Ian Livsey, GLA Chief Executive, are available for interview.
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