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Conservative Government recommits support to victims on Anti-Slavery Day

Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged to consign modern slavery to the history books as the Government marked Anti-Slavery Day by urging the public to play their part in stamping out this barbaric practice. A series of events took place aimed at raising public awareness of how...
Posted On 25 Oct 2019
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Potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery rise by 80%-plus in two years

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years. That’s according to figures released by the National Crime Agency. The National Referral Mechanism end of year summary shows that, in 2018,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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NCA publishes fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm. The report highlights how violence and control used by drug dealing networks is continuing, while the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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NCA figures highlight 300-plus live policing operations targeting modern slavery in UK

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is far more prevalent than previously thought. A growing body of evidence resulting from an increase in law enforcement activity points to the numbers of victims being much higher than...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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Home Office duty places onus on big businesses to “improve transparency” in supply chains

In future, big businesses will have to publicly state each year what action they’ve taken to ensure their supply chains are free from modern slavery. The Transparency in Supply Chains duty that has been announced by Conservative MP and Home Office minister Karen Bradley...
Posted On 03 Nov 2015
The Home Office's new legislation on Modern Slavery comes into force today
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Offenders facing life imprisonment as Modern Slavery Act comes into force

Criminals convicted of human trafficking and modern slavery face being sentenced to life in prison from today (Friday 31 July) as the Modern Slavery Act comes into force. The first series of measures to be enforced, which are focused on criminal justice provisions, include:...
Posted On 31 Jul 2015