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Lack of sharing information and joined up action

The Government agencies in the VWP’s Employment Standards Group pointed out that there are legislative barriers that prevent them sharing information even with each other. If an agency has started an investigation there may be difficulties in them, at some later point, divulging information to other bodies including other statutory enforcement agencies even when a potential breach of legislation that would warrant an investigation or intervention by another agency has  been uncovered. This, of course, can also significantly affect taking joint action.

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