Surprise news from UK Home Office re Modern Slavery Bill adds momentum to Transparency in Supply Chains campaign
The Home Office surprised human rights campaigners this week with an announcement that it plans to include measures in the Modern Slavery Bill to address slavery in global supply chains. CORE Director, Marilyn Croser, offered a cautious welcome to the news saying, “We are delighted with Karen Bradley’s announcement that the government will include supply chain measures in the Modern Slavery Bill. We are keen to see more details of the proposal: Which companies will be covered? Who will be consulted? What information will be reported?” Initial signals from the Home Office are encouraging...Minister Karen Bradley wrote to the chairs of the public bill committee informing them of the government’s intention to table an amendment on supply chains.