Contents tagged with The Modern Slavery Act 2015
Since its recent introduction, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) has sought to incentivise businesses to tackle the issue of modern slavery. It brought with it the introduction of three new offenses:
1. Holding people in slavery or servitude or requiring them to perform forced or compulsory labour;
2. The arranging or facilitating of human trafficking, arranging the travel of people with a view to exploiting them; and
3. Committing an offence with the intention of human trafficking, including aiding and abetting.
One way the MSA 2015 seeks to bring an end to modern slavery is by way of transparency. The MSA 2015 requires that businesses which provide good or services with an annual turnover of £36 million or more publish an annual statement which discloses the steps they … more