The Equality and Human Rights Commission has powers to investigate breaches of equality law.
Public bodies with the powers to investigate breaches of employment law are as follows:
• HM Revenue & Customs on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - breaches relating to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage;
• The Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) - breaches relating to the domestic regulations applicable to employment agencies and employment businesses;
• The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority - breaches relating to temporary labour in high risk sectors in the fresh food supply chain. The Authority also has powers to investigate modern slavery and other labour abuse offences;
• The Health & Safety Executive, and other health & safety regulators - breaches relating to health and safety at work including elements of the Working Time Regulations.