Modern day slavery is a global problem which is estimated to be worth some US$ 32 billion per year. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) comes into force this month and the Government has estimated that some 12,000 organisations in the UK will be affected.
The Act brings together legislation relating to trafficking and slavery – which includes servitude and forced labour – and will be relevant to organisations that supply goods and services and have a minimum total turnover (global) of £36million per year.
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about the implications of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 on your business or need assistance in reviewing any of your current and proposed policies, contracts and training processes.This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.