Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act: more than just compliance

The government has sought to combat and prevent modern slavery through the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which covers the offences of slavery, human trafficking, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

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What is the Modern Slavery Act?

A key provision of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires certain organisations to produce an annual slavery and human trafficking statement that sets out what action has been taken to eradicate it within their business or supply chains.

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Autumn Statement 2016

What if you fall under the Modern Slavery Act threshold?

If your company falls below the £36m turnover threshold, there will be some significant expectations, if you are working alongside larger firms, or form part of their supply chain.

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Budget 2017 Employers

What questions should you be asking to ensure compliance? 

The modern slavery act takes important steps to ensure that slavery, human trafficking, servitude and forced or compulsory labour are eliminated.
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Budget 2017 individuals

What are the ramifications if your firm does not comply? 

The modern slavery act whilst relatively new, should not be underestimated. Non-compliance will have considerable and negative impact across an entire organisation and potentially the supply chain.

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What are the people implications of the Modern Slavery Act?

Writing and publishing a statement is just the first step in a series of stages that are required to provide evidence and inform the detail within a Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statement.

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Budget 2017 companies

What might we expect in the future in relation to modern slavery? 

Whilst this is relatively new legislation, it is important to look at what might come next.

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Companies
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Beyond the balance sheet

Over the past decade, there’s been a major shift in our understanding of what it means to be a well-run organisation. Financial metrics are no longer the only yardsticks of success. Read more about how good governance should be top of mind and explore best practice tips.

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