for a Home Office decision on their case has surged by more than half in just three months, fuelling concerns that a delay-ridden system is pushing people back into exploitation. New data shows thousands have been left in limbo, with a total of 605 people waiting
The number of suspected modern slavery victims left waiting more than two years
more than two years for a decision compared with 397 in June 2019 – a rise of 52 per cent. The status of a claimant’s immigration and whether or not they could face criminal charges are potential consequences, depending on the outcome of the decision.