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Modern slavery act

From October, the Government intends to implement the ground-breaking requirement that all commercial organisations operating in the UK, with a turnover above £36million, report annually on steps taken to stop slavery and trafficking in their businesses and supply chains.

The Government is providing a strong incentive for businesses to take this issue seriously by requiring that such reports are signed by a director and published prominently on websites. Consumer-facing businesses and household names will, in particular, face increased scrutiny.

To help organisations prepare, Employment Partner, Thomas Player, provides a short video on Eversheds Sutherland's HRTV, summarising the new Modern Slavery Act transparency duty.

Thomas Player

 

Tom Player, Partner in our Employment team comments on the planned changes the Government intends to implement from October on the ground-breaking requirement that all commercial organisations operating in the UK, with a turnover above £36million, report annually on steps taken to stop slavery and trafficking in their businesses and supply chains.


Practical help now

View the latest modern slavery update for further details including practical steps on how to respond.

View the business, human rights and modern slavery briefing with risk assessment and due diligence tool.

 

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