GLA Publication Scheme
This publication scheme commits the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the authority.
Additional assistance is provided to the definition of these classes in sector specific guidance manuals issued by the Information Commissioner.
The scheme commits the GLAA to:
- publish proactively or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
- specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below.
- publish proactively or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme.
- produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public.
- review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme.
- produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available.
- make this publication scheme available to the public.
- publish any dataset held by the authority that has been requested, and any updated versions it holds, unless the authority is satisfied that it is not appropriate to do so; to publish the dataset, where reasonably practicable, in an electronic form that is capable of re-use; and, if any information in the dataset is a relevant copyright work and the public authority is the only owner, to make the information available for re-use under the terms of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, if they apply, and otherwise under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act section 19. (The term ‘dataset’ is defined in section 11(5) of the Freedom of Information Act. The term ‘relevant copyright work’ is defined in section 19(8) of that Act.)
Classes of information covered by the GLAA scheme
All information below is published on the GLAA website and links in purple are provided to the relevant pages.
Who we are and what we do.
- Organisational information – the page linked here in turn contains a link to the GLAA ‘organogram’, which provides detailed information on the staff structure and salaries.
- Constitutional and legal governance – this links to the web page on the GLAA Board. A link to all board papers and minutes can be found at the bottom of this page.
- GLAA Licensing Standards - The GLAA issues licences to businesses that provide temporary labour to the UK fresh produce sector. Licence holders must abide by standards listed in this document.
- How we inspect and prosecute - Companies suspected to be operating in breach of the standards will be subject to inspection and may be prosecuted.
- Aims and Objectives
- Corporate Publications- for information on the GLAA’s budgets and links to all past editions of the authority’s Annual Report and Accounts. These cover the authority’s income and expenditure.
- Projected expenditure is covered in the GLAA Business Plan (to be added once approved)
- Information on tendering, procurement and contracts (Procurement rules being approved by SLT August/September)
What our priorities are and how we are doing?
- Corporate Publications – for strategy and performance information, plans, and assessments plus information relating to corporate strategic targets see the GLAA’s Annual Report and Accounts on this link.
- The GLAA’s Strategy for Protecting Vulnerable Workers – for additional information on long term strategic targets.
- Quarterly Performance Reports – fordetailed, current performance data.
- Reviews– findings from formal reviews of the GLAA are provided at the bottom of this page.
How we make decisions
- Licensing Decision Policy
- Gangmasters Licensing Appeals - a guide to making an appeal
- Enforcement Policy – is being re-drafted following the change in role and remit under the Immigration Act 2016. It will be added here when produced.
- Appeals – guidance on how to appeal decisions made by the GLA.
- Appeal results and judgements – lists the GLA’s record in appeals year on year and the transcripts of judgements from the courts.
Our policies and procedures
- External Communications Policy - details what, when, why and how the GLAA distributes information to the public. This documents covers a number of different communications activities relating to:
- Intelligence – gathering and sharing
- Criminal Investigations
- Revocations and refusals – information issued
- Press releases – what we cover
- Freedom of Information requests
- Active Checks
- TV Documentaries
- Social Media
- Website Terms & Conditions - covers use of the corporate logo and reproduction any content on the site
- Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies
- GLAA Complaints Procedure
- Code of practice on Compliance and Enforcement
- Implementation of the Regulators’ Code Principles - how the GLAA abides by this code is explained in.
- GLA Briefs – for advice on licensing matters and changes in regulations and procedures.
GLAA activities are also covered by UK legislation. Links to relevant Acts are below:
- Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004
- Gangmasters (Licensing Conditions) Rules 2009
- The Gangmasters (Licensing) Regulations 2005
Gangmasters (Appeals) Regulations 2006
- Gangmasters (Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006
- Gangmasters Licensing (Exclusions) Regulations 2013
- Gangmasters Licensing (Exclusions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014
- Gangmasters (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2015
- Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Immigration Act 2016
- Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984
- Employment Agencies Act 1973
- National Minimum Wage Act 1998
Lists and Registers.
- Public Register – a list of all current GLAA licence holders.
- Who has been inspected? – provides links to lists of companies who have undergone a compliance inspection.
- Revocation Results – provides links to the list of companies whose licences have been revoked by the GLAA.
- Freedom of Information – information provided by the GLAA as a result of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
- Parliamentary Questions – those asked that relate to the GLAA along with answers provided.
- Board members - register of interests
The Services we offer.
- GLA Briefs - guidance on licensing matters and changes in regulations and procedures.
- Guidance on who needs a licence
- Information for overseas labour providers
- Press releases – latest news from and about the GLAA
What to do if you can’t find a document
If you can’t find what you are looking for please email: email@example.com with your query, and we will try to help.
Alternatively, a request can be made to the GLAA in writing to provide it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. More information on how to submit a request is available on the Freedom of Information webpage.
Requestors should be aware that some information held by the GLA may be subject to exemptions provided in the Act. For more details see Part II ( s22 to s44 inclusive) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Obtaining information in person
In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale. Information will be provided in the language in which it is held or in such other language that is legally required. Where an authority is legally required to translate any information, it will do so. Obligations under disability and discrimination legislation and any other legislation to provide information in other forms and formats will be adhered to when providing information in accordance with this scheme.