With the role of the GLA under review as part the the ongoing Workplace Rights Compliance & Enforcement review there are risks that it’s funding may be cut.
A significant cut in GLA funding is likely to hamper it’s capacity to investigate issues.
There is a risk that food supply chains will have to incur increased supplier audit costs.
Risk management in the supply chain is a growing issue for food businesses and this is an area of supplier compliance that food businesses will need to consider paying more attention to if it is felt that the GLA are under funded.
Someone needs to pick up the baton on this additional cost which could end up being shouldered by already stretched food businesses.