Modern Slavery Act
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidates slavery, human trafficking and exploitation offences and introduces tougher penalties and sentencing rules.
A new Anti-slavery Commissioner has been appointed whose role is to encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of slavery and human trafficking.
The Act, the first of its kind in Europe, requires organisations with a turnover of £36m or more to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement at the end of each financial year.
The statement is a summary of steps the organisation has taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of its business or its supply chains.
As part of this Act, Link has produced its own Modern Slavery Act statement.