The Modern Slavery Act clamps down on big business

13 Oct 2015

No precise date has yet been published
of its enforcement, but earlier this year the government announced that from October it will force commercial companies with
a turnover of £36m or more to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement.
Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 provides that commercial organisations
must prepare a statement for each financial
year of the organisation.

A commercial organisation includes a
body incorporate (wherever incorporated) or a partnership (wherever formed), which carries on a business in any part of the UK. The statement should contain the steps the organisation has taken d...

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