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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.
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...
22 Nov 2019
Only 18 of 71 global hotel firms operating in the UK have met the minimum requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
14 Nov 2019
The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, has sold its shares in UK-based security company G4S because of the risk of human rights violations against its workforce in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
1 Nov 2019
Legal challenge on child labour used on farms in Malawi hangs over British American Tobacco.
10 Oct 2019
Poor pay, exploitative working conditions and human rights abuses are commonplace in the supply chains for major supermarkets
27 Aug 2019
With the Home Office suggesting that organisations should improve the effectiveness of their modern slavery policies, Lottie Galvin looks at...
2 Aug 2019
Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...
16 Jul 2019
The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage...
10 Jul 2019
Modern slavery reporting and enforcement will be given more teeth and extended to the public sector under new proposals.