IEMA assists with review of Modern Slavery Act
In early autumn, IEMA and our members were selected by the UK Home Office to contribute to a review of the world’s first dedicated Modern Slavery Act.
Modern slavery is an international crime, affecting millions of people worldwide, and has an economic and social cost of up to £4.3bn a year. Introduced in 2015, the UK Modern Slavery Act was the first legislation of its kind in the world, and has helped to shine a spotlight on the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking. In July, the Home Office announced it would review the legislation and seek views from relevant stakeholders on the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act.
UK IEMA members were invited to feed back on the effectiveness of the Act during October via an online survey, and all responses are currently being used to form our report to the Home Office.