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Public Procurement to Prevent Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

September 2018

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 currently does not require public agencies to submit a slavery and human trafficking statement and the UK Government does not legally exclude companies with a history of serious labour rights abuses from public tenders. This briefing provides recommendations to the UK Government on implementing a public procument legislation that show leadership on modern slavery prevention and look to international good practice examples when determining the steps to ensure that workers in public supply chains are not exploited.