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Modern slavery and supply chains

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Original consultation


Consultation on the transparency in supply chains clause in the Modern Slavery Bill.

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Consultation description

A provision was introduced to the Modern Slavery Bill in November 2014 which will require businesses with over a certain level of turnover to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement.

In this statement a business must describe the steps they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of their supply chains or their own business, or they must disclose that they have taken no such steps.

The Modern Slavery Bill also provides for the Home Secretary to produce statutory guidance to help businesses to comply with this requirement.

We are seeking views on what level of turnover a business should be required to have for this provision to apply, and on what our statutory guidance should cover.

How to respond

The closing date for response to this consultation is 7 May 2015.

You can respond online

You can also email your views to us at:

Or you can write to us at:

Supply Chains Consultation
Modern Slavery Unit
5th Floor
Fry Building
2 Marsham Street


Published 12 February 2015
Last updated 29 July 2015 + show all updates
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