Slavery and human trafficking statements

Slavery and human trafficking statements

Some organisations will have to produce and publish a slavery and human trafficking statement as early as September for the 2015/16 financial year.Modern-Slavery-Act-2015

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015), requires certain firms with a financial year end from 31 March 2016 to produce and publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of the organisation. Governmental guidance is clear that organisations should seek to publish this statement no later than six months after year end. Therefore a firm with a financial year end of 31 March 2016 is effectively required to have published a statement by 30 September 2016.

Who is required to comply?

The MSA 2015 requires that any commercial organisation in any sector, which supplies goods or services, and carries on a business or part of a business in the UK, and is above a specified total turnover, must produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of the organisation. Regulations (SI 2015/1833) have set the total turnover threshold

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