In the Uk, ethical businesses are not as successful as less ethical businesses
Ethics and profit rarely go hand in hand. Usually, if a company engages in actions to make its business more ethical, it has to compromise on the profit to a certain extent because of the cost incurred in those operations. Besides, many a times, companies find it more profitable to do business in an unethical way because many different kinds of costs are not incurred. For example, the cost of regular cleaning is eradicated, the cost of paying the workers their legally due salary is avoided, and the cost of registration and insurance premiums are avoided. In this case, the employer benefits while the employee suffers. For example, avoiding legal salary paid to the employee will make the employee suffer since he/she will not meet his/her needs.