FG BUY&SELL        FARMERS WEATHER        LAMMAXCHANGE        CROPTEC       LAMMASHOW        BRITISH FARMING AWARDS      AGRIMONEY        ABOUT BRIEFING MEDIA
Arable
Livestock
Dairy
Machinery
Business
Shows
Editor's Pick
Getting started
Prices
Farm life
Advice
Reviews
Competitions
Campaigns
Columnists
What's on
0 Filters Selected
Clear Filters
Arable
Livestock
Dairy
Machinery
Business
Shows
Editor's Pick
Getting started
Prices
Farm life
Advice
Reviews
Competitions
Campaigns
Columnists
What's on

You are viewing 1 of your 5 free articles

Register or Subscribe Now

You’ll need to join us by registering or subscribing to gain complete access.
Already a Member? Login

Dairy farmer gangmaster appeal heard in Bristol

News

06 Nov 2012

BY Alistair Driver

Share
Twitter Facebook
One of the dairy farmers caught up in the long-running gangmaster legal case has appealed against his conviction for hiring labour from an unlicensed labour provider.

The appeal on behalf of Ken Moss, from Moss and Sons, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, was the first case to be heard in the new Bristol Civil Justice Centre. Judgement was reserved until a later date at the end of the hearing on today (November 6).

 

Mr Moss was convicted in March for entering into an agreement with an unlicensed labour provider, although he was given an absolute discharge. He was not handed a penalty but was ordered to pay £1,000 towards the prosecution’s costs.

 

Lawyers represented Mr Moss argued that the Gangmaster Licensing Authority’s policy of prosecuting farmers alleged to have hired labour from an unlicensed gangmaster was an ‘abuse of process’.

 

Mr Moss is one of 17 farmers still caught up in the case.

 

The case initially involved 21 farmers, including some of the biggest names in dairy farming, such as former NFU vice president Gwyn Jones, leading cattle breeders Wills Brothers, from Cornwall, and prominent suppliers of major supermarkets.

 

The GLA began its investigation into the labour provider that supplied workers to the farmers in spring 2010 after discovering it did not have a GLA licence, as required by companies supplying labour in the farming industry. The GLA also investigated the rates of pay received by workers.

Post a Comment
You must log in to comment.

More Articles

South Devons make debut at Livestock Event

South Devons make debut at Livestock Event

Vip

Share
TwitterFacebook
This year the Livestock Event will be hosting the South Devon Performance Championship for the first time where the Hadley family will be exhibiting a team of cattle.

Author Focus

Alistair Driver
Political editor
There is never a dull moment as Farmers Guardian’s political editor. There is always something happening that affects farmers, whether it is the chaos of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the battle over bovine TB, a ferocious debate over Red Tractor or the latest bombshell from Brussels.
Dairy Crest Direct heads for official producer organisation status

Dairy Crest Direct heads for official producer organisation status

News

22 Mar 2015

Share
TwitterFacebook
Dairy Crest Direct (DCD) is moving towards official status as a dairy producer organisation (DPO).
Future of Gangmaster Licensing Authority under review

Future of Gangmaster Licensing Authority under review

News

01 Dec 2012

Share
TwitterFacebook
The future of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) is unclear, after Jim Paice said talks were taking place about moving it out of Defra’s control.
LOAD MORELoad More

Site Feedback

Full Name:
Email Address:
Contact Telephone:
Your Comments:

Subscribe

Become a Farmers Guardian VIP Member

•  FG delivered direct to your door  •  Free App access  

•  VIP access throughout FG Insight  •  Exclusive VIP email newsletter

Follow Us

FG Insight and FGInsight.com are trademarks of Briefing Media Ltd.
Farmers Guardian and FarmersGuardian.com are trademarks of Farmers Guardian Ltd, a subsidiary of Briefing Media Ltd.
All material published on FGInsight.com and FarmersGuardian.com is copyrighted © 2015 by Briefing Media Limited. All rights reserved.
Google+