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LONDON – Bosses at fast fashion brand Boohoo knew about issues over low pay and poor working conditions at its Leicester clothing suppliers long before the scandal was exposed, a new independent enquiry has found. Carried out by Alison Levitt QC, hired by Boohoo to review its business practices, the report said there was clear evidence of staff at the Leicester factories working in poor conditions for low pay. 

She said: “From (at the very latest) December 2019, senior Boohoo directors knew for a fact that there were very serious issues about the treatment of factory workers in Leicester.

“Whilst it put in place a programme intended to remedy this, it did not move quickly enough.”

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