The requirement for an annual modern slavery and human trafficking statement by all commercial organisations carrying on business in the UK with a turnover of £35 million or more comes into effect for financial years ending on or after 31 March 2016.  The government's statutory guidance recommends that organisations report within six months of the end of the financial year which means the first reports should be published by the end of September 2016.  For more details on the UK Disclosure requirements under the Act and the statutory guidance please click here for our detailed client note.