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    Generally a good story, but doesn’t tell the reader the magnitude of the problem. Surely there are government statistics on how many of these tied positions are currently in England and how many of these domestics are complaining of being treated improperly. Everybody ready the story is asking “how big is the problem?”

    Edited: 2018-07-05 13:43:11 By fred dietz (talk | contribs) + 4 Characters .. + 1% change.‎‎ (Note | Diff)

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      Thanks Fred. That’s actually part of the problem – as Ewins pointed out, the government doesn’t seem to be collecting data on how many people on domestic worker visas complain of abuse, and even if they did it would likely be inaccurate because workers often don’t make complaints because they are not made aware of their rights.
      We could FOI figures for the number of visas issued before and after the tie was abolished, but I’m not sure we could draw many conclusions from that alone because the visa type is used quite broadly. I will take a look at the NRM and see if there’s more info around.

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    There could be a rating system for your stories and also a short form with pictures so i can share on FB.

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      Interesting ideas. There is a button top right on every page to share on FB.

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