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May 2015

FDF's Response to the Home Office consultation on Modern Slavery and Supply Chains

In February 2015, the Government launched a consultation on the transparency in supply chains clause in the Modern Slavery Bill. The consultation aims to determine the turnover threshold for reporting companies and what statutory guidance should be developed to support this.

This consultation follows the introduction of the Modern Slavery Bill in June 2014. The Bill was amended at Commons Report Stage in November 2014 to include a new clause requiring companies to disclose what steps they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their business or their supply chains. This is the part of the bill that is most relevant to and will have most impact of FDF member companies. The UK is the first country in the world to introduce such broad measures to tackle the issue of modern slavery.

More information

FDF's full response to the Home Office consultation on Modern Slavery and Supply Chains - pdf