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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.
12 Oct 2020
The government has been accused of inaction over alleged worker exploitation in textile factories that supply major clothing brands, with...
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
28 Sep 2020
Boohoo’s senior directors knew about ‘serious issues’ with workplace conditions at the company’s Leicester factories since at least last December, a review has concluded.
22 Sep 2020
Organisations will be required to regularly publish their modern slavery statements via a new government reporting service and must be...
18 Sep 2020
Clothing brands and government to be investigated by MPs over links with exploitation of oppressed people in China.
20 Jul 2020
Retailers, MPs, charities and campaign groups have urged the home secretary to take action on alleged worker exploitation in UK garment factories.
13 Jul 2020
Illegally low pay and dilapidated conditions blight thousands of workers in Leicester, it is alleged.
9 Jul 2020
The coronavirus pandemic will make more people in urgent need of work and more employers desperate to stay in business,...
8 Jul 2020
Low-cost fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate workers’ pay and conditions at a Leicester factory.
24 Mar 2020
How much more can HR do to protect supply chains and the people that work within them, five years on from the Modern Slavery Act passing into law?
21 Feb 2020
Two in five employers are not aware that it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless, a survey has...
21 Feb 2020
The government’s points-based immigration rules could increase the risk of worker exploitation, human trafficking and modern slavery by criminal gangs,...
23 Dec 2019
The vulnerability of UK supermarkets’ supply chains to inhumane labour practices has once again been demonstrated by the news that...
22 Nov 2019
With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...