Modern Slavery Act

The Centre for Social Justice report: ‘It Happens Here – Equipping the United Kingdom to fight Modern Slavery’ was acknowledged by the UK’s Home Secretary as the catalyst for the Modern Slavery Act, and its recommendations have heavily influenced the new Government strategy to tackle modern slavery.

The Bill was introduced into Parliament in June 2014 and the Act received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015, with the initial package of Modern Slavery Act provisions coming into effect on 31 July 2015. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 will give law enforcement the tools to tackle modern slavery, ensure that perpetrators can receive suitably severe sentences for these appalling crimes, enhance support and protection for victims, and ensure large businesses report annually on what they doing to stop modern slavery occurring in their supply chains.

Read the whole of The Modern Slavery Act 2015 here.