Migrant exploitation in the East

ITV News Anglia has conducted a special investigation into the plight of Eastern Europeans who come to live and work in this region.

How cheap labour in our region is having a devastating effect on Latvia's economy

In the second part of our special investigation into the plight of Eastern Europeans who come to live and work in this region, we look at the thousands of migrants from Latvia who have come to work in our 'fields and factories' since the country joined the EU in 2004.

The economy in the East of England has benefitted from this supply of cheap labour, but back in Latvia it's having a devastating effect.

Our Business Correspondent Matthew Hudson has travelled to Riga to look at both sides of the debate.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

If you missed the first part of our investigation, you can watch it by clicking here

Why many Latvians are migrating to the East of England in search of a better life

ITV News Anglia has conducted a special investigation into the plight of Eastern Europeans who come to live and work in this region.

More than 100,000 people have migrated from Latvia to Britain in search of a better life, many settling here in the East of England.

For some it means higher wages than they could earn at home, but for those less fortunate it can lead to exploitation.

Our business correspondent Matthew Hudson has travelled to Latvia to find out why so many young people there want to make the journey.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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