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UK Modern Slavery Act transparency in supply chains: reporting by local authorities

UK Modern Slavery Act transparency in supply chains: reporting by local authorities

Martin-Ortega, Olga ORCID: 0000-0002-1779-0120, Gorna, Anna and Islam, Rahima (2018) UK Modern Slavery Act transparency in supply chains: reporting by local authorities. BHRE, London.

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Abstract

On 29th October 2015, the Transparency in Supply Chains Provision (TISC, s.54) came into force. The provision requires commercial entities to report annually on their actions to identify, prevent and mitigate modern slavery in their supply chain. It aims to engage commercial organisations in the fight against slavery, human trafficking and forced labour by producing an annual Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement (the statement). The legislation defines ‘commercial entities’ as suppliers of goods or services with a total annual turnover currently set at £36 million or more. Local authorities are not covered by the government’s definition of commercial organisation and so are under no obligation to publish statements on compliance with the MSA. However, some local authorities have demonstrated awareness and ethical leadership by having voluntarily published statements. This report analyses the statements published by local authorities. Our research has undertaken a qualitative analysis of the statements produced by local authorities from the time of the enactment of the Act up to 31st January 2018, and thus, covering the financial years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: global supply chain, modern slavery act, transparency in supply chains, public procurement, local authorities
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
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Last Modified: 30 Jul 2019 11:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/20067

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