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Have one third of businesses affected by the Act still not prepared a modern slavery statement, in spite of the legal requirement for them to do so – surely not?

It seems that a certain number companies think that they should not prepare a modern slavery statement and to them I ask why? Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has not been amended and the 2017 guidance sets … Continue reading

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CHARITIES NEED TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT, BUT 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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The Medaille Trust’s response to the Haughey Report 2016

A year on from the enactment of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and Prime Minister Theresa May has recently reiterated her support of the legislation with an announcement that the UK must lead the way in defeating the global … Continue reading

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Are corporates being serious about their supply chain statements?

My presentation to small businesses at the Modern Slavery Partnership (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)(26 Sept) focused on disclosure statements that corporates are obliged to make under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and upon the cascading effect of compliance on … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery Act – does it impose enough obligation on corporates?

The question that many supporters of anti-trafficking movements are asking – does the new Modern Slavery Act (2015) go far enough and ensure that corporates do enough to maintain a transparent supply chain? The new Modern Slavery Act (2015) will … Continue reading

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MODERN SLAVERY ACT – CAN COMPANIES HAVE COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY?

In common with reporting obligations on issues such as conflict minerals and illegal timber, the anti-slavery provisions are designed to get companies to take more responsibility for their supply chains. Ultimately, such laws could have the effect of extending standards … Continue reading

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Really – start-ups and SMEs should also adhere to the Modern Slavery Act?

I have recently been researching and writing a guidance paper for investors and shareholders with a human rights organisation in respect of the Modern Slavery Act and what they should be considering in their due diligence. In researching for this … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery Act – is it enough?

The question that many supporters of anti-trafficking movements are asking – does the new Modern Slavery Act (2015) go far enough and ensure that corporates do enough to maintain a transparent supply chain? The new Modern Slavery Act (2015) will … Continue reading

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the legal position from the top – an inspiring interview

Interview with Allison Page, AWS Legal Business Woman of the Year 2011   Allison Page is a partner and UK joint head of the projects practice at DLA Piper in Leeds. She has a strong commitment to developing up-and-coming lawyers … Continue reading

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Solar Fund – USA and India

The U.S. government (through Section 1603) provides 30% of the investment in a solar project – in cash – within 45 days of installation.  There is no maximum or minimum size of the project, nor does it matter if they … Continue reading

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