Brothels in the UK

Brothels in the UK

While brothels are legal in the UK, it does not mean that anyone is able to sell sexual sex. Brothels are places where more than one person is involved in prostitution, usually to earn money. A television show titled A Very British Brothel aired in the spring of this year, and highlighted the darker side of the industry.

The management of a brothel’s establishment has been punished with hefty fines

The government has decided to implement tougher laws on brothels. The Greiner Liberal government increased the strictness of the laws governing solicitation in 1988 as a response to public pressure. The new laws will be implemented in stages. Warnings and precautions will be included. The more serious the incident the more likely prosecution is.

The government has based their new laws on section 33 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956. It is illegal to run or operate a brothel. The penalties will be even more severe under the new laws.

Trafficked women work in brothels

The brothels employ trafficked women to provide commercial sex for a high volume of men daily. These women are usually of Latin American origin, but they can also be from other countries. Traffickers lure them to be women to be their girlfriends or offer jobs. Women who are in financial straits are also targeted by traffickers.

Trafficking is manchester escorts in many countries all over the world. Many victims are forced to perform sex acts to earn money because they have no other options. They are often uninformed and have few opportunities to work, so they resort to prostitution to support themselves and their families. Brothels lock women against their will and force them to perform sexual acts in exchange for money.

Legalization of sex in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, legalisation of sex work is a relatively recent change. In 2000, Dutch authorities legalised brothels. They did this with the aim of making brothel owners more accountable. The new law makes sex work a legal occupation and sex workers enjoy the same rights as other workers. They also have to pay income tax since 2011.

The Dutch government set out to improve the working conditions for prostitutes and combat human trafficking. However, twenty years later it’s been proven that the policy was not working. Amsterdam’s mayor even acknowledged that the red-light district was not sustainable.