The government has commissioned Frank Field MP, Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler-Sloss to run an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to strengthen and enhance the current legislation as modern slavery evolves. A final report will be produced by end of March 2019.
The aim of the Review is to understand and report on how the 2015 Act is operating in practice, how effective it is, and whether the legal framework for tackling modern slavery is fit for purpose now and in the future. In doing so, the Review will need to take into account any significant economic, social and technological changes since the 2015 act was passed.
Maria said: “The Modern Slavery Act means the UK leads the world in tackling this most heinous of crimes. I welcome the opportunity to be part of this independent review because it is imperative that the law is working well in practice and can evolve as perpetrators find new ways of exploiting and harming victims.”
Events will be set up for interested parties to take part in the review. If you are interested in taking part in these events, contact the review secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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