On 12 October, Ropes & Gray LLP published an Alert saying that the Government has indicated it is “committing to an ambitious package of measures to strengthen and future-proof the Modern Slavery Act’s transparency legislation”.  Among other things, it indicated it will require specific topics to be addressed in modern slavery statements, establish a single reporting deadline for all companies and require companies to submit their statements to a new Government registry. These and other contemplated changes to the Act and modern slavery reporting more generally are described in the Alert.   The Government indicated that these changes will be made when parliamentary time allows.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

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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