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Indonesians wait for UK farm jobs after paying deposits of up to £2,500

Exclusive: Workers say they have been charged to guarantee a job – which may be illegal – and have not yet had an interview

Indonesians dreaming of working in Britain are understood to have paid deposits of up to £2,500 to a Jakarta agency to “guarantee” jobs on UK farms that have not yet materialised.

Labour experts say a deposit is considered a work-finding fee, which is illegal in the UK and Indonesia.

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