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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Transparency in supply chains: UK government strengthens expectations on businesses reporting under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

18 October 2017

Two years since the reporting requirement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) came into effect, the UK government has issued updated statutory guidance. The guidance highlights the benefits to businesses of producing modern slavery statements, even if they are not strictly required to do so, and draws on best practice to assist organisations to comply with their reporting obligations. The key revisions are explained in this briefing, which also considers currently proposed amendments to the MSA and developments in Australia towards introducing legislation based on the MSA's reporting requirement.

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