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A. Introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

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A. Introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

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6.     The Modern Slavery Act 2015

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OWEN WARNOCK MA

Solicitor; formerly a partner in Eversheds Sutherland; Emeritus Professor of Employment Law, University of East Anglia

A.     Introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Although the slave trade was prohibited by British legislation some 200 years ago, in recent years there has been mounting concern that slavery, forced labour and people trafficking persist in the UK. Estimates published by the Home Office in 2014 suggested that there were some 10,000 to 13,000 victims in this country. In addition, the widespread use of forced labour in certain

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