The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force last year to ensure supply chains are free of slavery and to prevent exploitation and trafficking of workers. It created three new offences:
- holding people in slavery or servitude or requiring them to perform forced or compulsory labour;
- the arranging or facilitating of human trafficking, being arranging the travel of people with a view to exploiting them; and
- committing an offence with the intention of human trafficking, including aiding and abetting.