Submission to Public Accounts Committee Inquiry: 'Reducing Modern Slavery'

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Following the National Audit Office report examining what progress the Home Office had made in reducing modern slavery, the Public Accounts Committee has launched an inquiry into the effectiveness of measures introduced under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. CORE submitted evidence to the inquiry with comments on the efficacy of the TISC reporting requirement and the provisions for supporting victims of slavery and human trafficking. In the submission, CORE recommends that the Government:

  • enable victims to pursue compensation claims
  • publish a list of companies covered by TISC
  • create & maintain a registry of statements
  • require companies to report on all six areas under s. 54 (5) of the Act
  • mandate a public authority to deal with reports of non-compliance and sanction non-reporters
  • extend the reporting requirement to the public sector

The oral evidence session will be held on Wednesday 21st February.

Download CORE’s Submission »