The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidates the current offences of slavery and human trafficking. It lengthens the maximum prison sentence for such crimes, introduces new civil orders to increase law enforcement and includes provision for the creation of a new Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The Act also introduces a requirement for certain commercial organisations to publish a statement on their website detailing the steps taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their organisation or supply chains.
Read our practical guide which addresses the following questions:
- Who does the Act apply to?
- What do affected organisations need to do?
- What steps could you take and include in your statement?