Chef Suppliers Need GLA Licence

The Association of Labour Providers (ALP) this week has recently published some clarity on the issue of suppliers of temporary Chefs to airline catering company. It is now established that agencies must posses a Gangmaster Licensing Authority licence (GLA) in cases where the food being directly prepared will subsequently be eaten by the passengers.

 Companies supplying chefs into development kitchens related to the supply of airline catering will not need a licence.

This clarity from the ALP and the GLA helps reinforce the widely held view that the catering and Hospitality sector is next in line to come under regulation by the GLA.

Currently any agency supplying temporary staff in to the following sectors are required to hold a valid GLA licence:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry
  • Shellfish Gathering
  • Food & Drink Processing and Packaging

The GLA was set up in response to the 2004 Morecambe Bay Cockling Disaster. It primary objective is to safeguard the welfare and interests of workers whilst ensuring Labour Providers operate within the law.

City Centre recruitment operates under a full GLA Licence, reference CCBU0002. If you would like to know more about the GLA or how this could affect your business then please do not hesitate to contact City Centre.

 

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