Back pay for 1000 vic­tims of traf­fick­ing

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AS MANY as 1000 peo­ple could be in line for back pay af­ter a High Court judge de­clared a de­ci­sion to cut state cash sup­port to po­ten­tial vic­tims of hu­man traf­fick­ing un­law­ful.

An asy­lum seeker took le­gal ac­tion af­ter weekly pay­outs were cut from £65 to £37.75 in March.

On Thurs­day, Mr Jus­tice Mostyn ruled in the 19-year-old’s favour and de­clared the cut un­law­ful at a High Court hear­ing in Lon­don.

Staff at cam­paign group Anti-Slav­ery In­ter­na­tional say back pay­ments could add up to about £1mil­lion.

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