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(5) Enforcement

| Commentary

(5)     Enforcement

The duties imposed by s 54 are enforceable only by the Secretary of State bringing civil proceeding for an injunction (or in Scotland for specific performance of a statutory duty) (MSA 2015 s 54(11)). To date no proceedings for such an injunction have been brought notwithstanding that it is estimated by some that 40 per cent of eligible companies are not producing a statement (see Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act Final Report, May 2019 and Modern Slavery Act: Five Years of Reporting (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, February 2021). The Government has made

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