Modern Slavery Act 2015
The UK government estimates that there are tens of thousands people in slavery in the UK and only 1% of victims see their exploiter brought to justice. In 2015, the UK government introduced the Modern Slavery Act. This legislation focused on the prevention and prosecution of modern slavery and enhancing protection and support for victims. On the 4th October 2017, the UK government updated its guidance to businesses on preventing modern slavery. This blog looks at the key updates and how this affects companies.