“It was like a hell. She treat me as a slave. Not like a human being, I was treated like an animal. It was hard. But I stayed for my son.” - Elizabeth, domestic worker. Exposure delves into the world of modern slavery - and finds it alive and well in some of London’s most exclusive streets. Featuring testimony from women who are forced to work up to 18 hours a day, seven days a week for as little as 50 pence an hour, this programme provides a close insight into the conditions of domestic workers brought into the country by their wealthy foreign employers. Reporter Julie Etchingham finds that many of the women report physical and psychological abuse, despite the fact they are meant to be protected by British law while working here. Because of recent changes in visa laws, the women have no legal status if they leave the families who employ them. The programme discovers how those who escape from abusive employers are exploited by criminals who draw them into a murky underworld of fake passports, false visas, and illegal employment.
Mark Austin introduces footage from a privately run NHS out-of-hours centre, exposing a range of staffing and supply issues. How much risk could these shortfalls pose to patients?
A visa that will let you live and work in Britain indefinitely is worth a lot of money to a lot of people around the world - and, as a result, the sham marriage industry is booming. Exposure sent an undercover reporter to find out more about the thriving industry. From alleged fixers offering a young woman as a fake bride for £10,000, to talk of fake passports and a clandestine meeting with an underground "Mr Big", we see a system failing to keep up. In March this year new rules were introduced to tighten up regulations and cut the number of sham marriages taking place in Britain. Featuring undercover filming, How to Buy Your Way into Britain reveals that despite the promised Government crackdown, racketeers are seemingly still making millions by organising sham marriages, forging passports and human trafficking.