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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken by the Government to encourage businesses with a total annual turnover of under £36 million to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of that organisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 129997 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As a result of the world-leading provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have seen thousands of transparency statements published and businesses are now more focused on this issue than ever before. The legislation was designed to harness pressure from civil society and we are pleased that NGOs are using company statements to hold businesses to account, including contacting businesses that have not yet published statements.</p><p>The Government does not monitor compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Two independent repository websites have been set up to collate these statements. The Government is not involved in running or funding either website. Both websites make different estimates of the total number of statements published so far. The latest estimates can be accessed online at <a href="http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/" target="_blank">http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/</a> and <a href="https://tiscreport.org/" target="_blank">https://tiscreport.org/</a></p><p>The Government has strengthened guidance for businesses and recently wrote to over 10,000 businesses that may be required to publish statements reminding them of their obligations and providing useful resources. We expect this activity will further increase the number of statements published.</p><p>In October the Government also launched a new ‘Business Against Slavery Forum’. This aims to establish a new partnership between Government and business to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery. It will focus on sharing best practice and building new initiatives to tackle modern slavery, including improving business engagement with the Modern Slavery Act</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 130049 more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many businesses have failed to comply with the requirement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 that every organisation carrying on a business in the UK with a total annual turnover of £36m produce a slavery and human trafficking statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 130049 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As a result of the world-leading provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have seen thousands of transparency statements published and businesses are now more focused on this issue than ever before. The legislation was designed to harness pressure from civil society and we are pleased that NGOs are using company statements to hold businesses to account, including contacting businesses that have not yet published statements.</p><p>The Government does not monitor compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Two independent repository websites have been set up to collate these statements. The Government is not involved in running or funding either website. Both websites make different estimates of the total number of statements published so far. The latest estimates can be accessed online at <a href="http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/" target="_blank">http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/</a> and <a href="https://tiscreport.org/" target="_blank">https://tiscreport.org/</a></p><p>The Government has strengthened guidance for businesses and recently wrote to over 10,000 businesses that may be required to publish statements reminding them of their obligations and providing useful resources. We expect this activity will further increase the number of statements published.</p><p>In October the Government also launched a new ‘Business Against Slavery Forum’. This aims to establish a new partnership between Government and business to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery. It will focus on sharing best practice and building new initiatives to tackle modern slavery, including improving business engagement with the Modern Slavery Act</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 129997 more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Ethics more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking encourage businesses to adopt (a) ethical business practices and (b) policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in (i) the organisations and (ii) the global supply chains of such businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 129981 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government expects businesses to behave ethically as part of their social and environmental responsibility, and we encourage responsible business practices across policies and legislation. The welfare of workers is addressed in employment provisions such as the National Minimum and Living Wages, health and safety in the workplace, and regulation of employment agencies; whilst the Government’s Good Work Plan responded to the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices to focus on improving the quality of jobs. The Government’s national action on business and human rights responds to the UN’s Guiding Principles, and it includes steps to address human rights implications of UK business activities both at home and overseas. As a result of the world-leading provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, thousands of businesses have published transparency statements detailing how they are tackling modern slavery in their business and supply chains. The Government has also launched the ‘Business Against Slavery Forum’ which aims to establish a new partnership between Government and business to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery and help smaller businesses to take action.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T15:33:32.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T15:33:32.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this