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Matthew Cole

Matthew Cole is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC) at Leeds University Business School. He is also a research affiliate of Autonomy, coordinator of the IIPPE Political Economy of Work Group and a member of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association.

The Wage Theft Epidemic

In 2019, wage theft in Britain amounted to an estimated £35 billion. But unlike other forms of theft, it’s hardly ever prosecuted – because it’s a crime committed by bosses against workers.