On 6th February, Tech UK published a new report which explores how tech firms are responding to rules on modern slavery and provides recommendations for Government to help improve business reporting. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is one of the world’s first national laws for combatting modern slavery. Section 54 of the Act introduced a new requirement that all UK firms turning over £36 million publish a Modern Slavery Statement.  The report analyses a number of statements from tech companies. Overall there is a high level of compliance, but major variances in the quality and detail of reports. Several recommendations to improve the quality of reporting across the sector are made in the report.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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