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Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) requires some organisations to produce and publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. This Practice Note explains MSA 2015, s 54.
MSA 2015 covers four activities, which are defined by reference to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), article 4:
All four activities should be covered in a slavery and human trafficking statement.
The requirement to publish a statement applies to organisations meeting the following criteria:
commercial organisation—the definition appears to catch companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and standard partnerships, but not sole traders
supplying goods or services
carrying on business in the UK
with a total turnover of £36m or more
The £36m turnover threshold will rule out many organisations, although you may wish to publish a statement in any event, eg because:
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