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LEICESTER - British factories which pay workers less than half of the minimum wage could jeopardise attempts by brands to reshore more of their supply chain after the coronavirus pandemic, according to one expert.

Leicester's garment factories, which supply brands such as Boohoo, made global news headlines recently amidst allegations of illegally low pay and Dickensian conditions said to have contributed to a COVID-19 spike which saw the city forced back into lockdown.

Dr Amy Benstead, of the University of Manchester, was far from surprised at the claims which she says exemplify why she believes a post-pandemic move towards reshoring could prove troublesome in Britain.

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