Modern Slavery Act – further review
Member views on the remit and reach of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act have now been submitted to the Home Office.
IEMA was invited by the Home Office to contribute to the review of the world’s first dedicated legislation on modern slavery. Members shared their views and experience of working with the Act in the autumn, and these have been included in the full report. The Home Office recently confirmed that there will be a second stage to the review; members who have experience of the Act will be invited to get involved further.
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