Revealed: Migrant care workers in Britain charged thousands in illegal recruitment fees

Exclusive: new visa scheme to attract staff to ease the chronic shortages in the sector has left many open to exploitation

Care workers recruited from overseas to look after elderly and disabled people in Britain are being charged thousands of pounds in illegal fees and forced to work in exploitative conditions to pay off their debts.

An Observer investigation has uncovered a network of agencies supplying workers to care homes and homecare agencies that charge recruitment fees to candidates.

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