Monthly Archives: November 2019

Migration is not an easy decision

With the current government controversy surrounding those who came on the Windrush, I am minded to remember the stories of my grandparents’ and my parents’ arrival into the UK. Both my paternal and maternal grandfathers came first at the call … Continue reading

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LEARNING FROM OXFAM… CHARITIES NEED TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT, BUT THEY SHOULD NOT ALL BE VILIFIED

Many questions should be asked about the Oxfam scandal and the impunity of certain of its senior management and non-disclosure by those who had knowledge of their actions. However, such impropriety is not a new issue in the charity/NGO/peace-keeping sector. … Continue reading

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SHOULD THE PUBLIC BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING CORPORATES TO TASK?

Sharon Benning-Prince and Dr Mike Emberson, the Medaille Trust Since the passing of the Modern Slavery Act of 2015 (MSA), we have often posed the question “how effective and robust are its provisions regarding Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC)”? There … Continue reading

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Further disclosure for companies

The government has published its response to their consultation on the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (2014/95/EU) and issued draft regulations. The Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016 will require relevant companies to prepare a non-financial information … Continue reading

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Labour In the Supply Chain

In the wake of increased legislation on forced labour and trafficking and an emphasis on transparency in supply chains, corporates are becoming subject to greater scrutiny from both a legislative and public perspective. As the sourcing of goods and products … Continue reading

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Inspired by others

I never fail to realise how tiny my contribution to life really is and that the puffing of chests in all walks of life and posturing means nothing… birth and death are the same for all of us – it … Continue reading

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Ready Steady… and look at your supply chain

From previous posts, readers will know that the objective of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is to prevent modern slavery entering the supply chain and organisations as well as preventing more people becoming victims. The stated aim of the government … Continue reading

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Is your company ready to comply?

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act will come into force tomorrow and as companies are aware, under the Act commercial organisations, supplying goods or services, with a turnover of £36 million or above will have to publish an annual … Continue reading

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The dignity to live

It is summer, and my children have frolicked and played. As a mother I have watched them laugh and be carefree – I have not had to consider fleeing a country at war, nor had to consider whether a perilous … Continue reading

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