Back pay for 1000 victims of trafficking
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.