Modern slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidates and codifies the law on modern slavery. The key provision in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for UK employers is section 54, which requires large commercial organisations to prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year.


Slavery and human trafficking statements are due on 30 June for large companies with a Jan-Dec financial yearPhoto: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

Slavery and human trafficking statements deadline approaches

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