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Peers call for tougher modern slavery reporting rules

Peers have called for modern slavery reporting rules to be toughened up, as they put forward concerns that the level of compliance with the legislation to date was not up to scratch.

Raising the question of the effectiveness of annual statements under the Modern Slavery Act in the House of Lords, Labour peer Baroness Kennedy of Cradley noted that, while many companies had complied with the requirement to provide a statement on what they were doing to stamp out modern slavery, there were still “thousands” that hadn’t. She also pointed out that, while some companies had provided pages of information about what they were doing, others had only provided a few sentences.

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December 19, 2017

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