The Modern Slavery Bill to be passed in order to amend the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The Modern Slavery Bill to be passed in order to amend the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

  • A report on human rights and business was published by The House of Commons and the House of Lord's Joint Committee on Human rights on 5 April 2017.
  • Here a number of shortcomings of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 are acknowledged
  • The government is also urged to facilitate the passage of the Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill.
  • The Bill has been passed by the House of Lords but has not yet received a second reading in the House of Commons.
  • The Bill seeks to amend MSA 2015 in order to extend transparency in supply chain requirements to public bodies while preventing public bodies from procuring services from companies that have not conducted the required due diligence.