The government is conducting an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and is also introducing a Modern Slavery Database (MSD).

Why does it matter?

After three years of the MSA being in force, the independent review will focus on the operation and effectiveness (and any potential improvements to) of the MSA. Findings of the review are set to be published in March 2019.

The Home Office has also requested that relevant companies register for a MSD, and publish up-to-date statements by 31 March 2019, following which the government plans to publish a list of non-compliant businesses.