First reading of Bill extending UK Modern Slavery Act

June 8, 2016 6:45 pm, Published by , Leave your thoughts

The Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill received its first reading in the House of Lords on 23rd May introduced by Baroness Hamwee (on behalf of Baroness Young of Hornsey). It is:

“A Bill to require commercial organisations and public bodies to include a statement on slavery and human trafficking in their annual report and accounts; and to require contracting authorities to exclude from procurement procedures economic operators who have not provided such a statement; and for connected purposes.

The Bill seeks to extend the current Transparency in Supply Chains reporting requirements to public bodies and exclude from public sector contracts any business that has not produced a statement.

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