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Government urged to act on new recommendations for tackling modern slavery

New recommendations designed to strengthen laws in the UK aimed at tackling modern slavery and protecting victims have been welcomed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the global chartered body for Health and Safety professionals. An independent review...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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NPCC leader Sara Thornton appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton, a police officer with more than 30 years’ experience, will take up the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to help spearhead the UK’s response to this devastating crime. Thornton, who is currently chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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Marks & Spencer Group tops inaugural Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table

Marks & Spencer Group plc heads the inaugural Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table. The new Index ranks Britain’s largest publicly listed organisations’ compliance and conformance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and good practice in Human Rights. It’s compiled from...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Office announces £6 million funding boost in bid to combat modern slavery

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a substantial Government investment of £6 million in ambitious projects designed to tackle modern slavery around the world and provide vital support for victims. The first Modern Slavery Innovation Fund awards will be shared b...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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BSI Human Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index reveals UK exposed to increased risk of modern day slavery

According to the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Index, Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan are all ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ country partly due to the conflict in Syria....
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Home Secretary strengthens policing response to modern slavery with £8.5 million funding investment

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to stamp out modern slavery by announcing £8.5 million of funding that will help law enforcement agencies in tackling this horrendous form of criminality. Granted until 2018-2019 following a bid made to the...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
Modern slavery is a complex problem and legislation is only part of the solution
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Landmark Bill designed to end modern slavery receives Royal Assent

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is the first of its kind in Europe – and one of the first in the world – to specifically address slavery and trafficking in the 21st Century. The new legislation significantly enhances support and protection for victims, gives law...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015