Modern Slavery Act: Deadline approaches for universities

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UK universities – at least, those that turn over more than £36m per annum – have just three weeks to comply with Home Office guidance for the publication of their Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking, a key transparency requirement of Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The guidance requires relevant commercial organisations, including universities, to publish their Statement within six months of their financial year-end.  For most universities, that means by 31 January.

The Statement needs to be approved by the senior governing body, signed by a director (or equivalent) and posted on the institution’s website with a link from the homepage.

As of today, we could find nine Members that have posted a Statement on their website:

Goldsmiths, University of London

Jisc

Kingston University

London Business School

London Metropolitan University

Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Veterinary College

UK Shared Business Services Limited

University of London

LUPC’s own, second annual Statement can be found here.

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About andydavieslupc

Andy is a career procurement professional with 25 years’ experience in both public and private sectors. After graduating in architecture at the University of Westminster, he spent ten years with London Underground, specialising in energy procurement and leading a project to bring private finance into the operation and renewal of LU’s power supply network. Having established a UK procurement function for a building materials group, Andy founded and led a 45-strong procurement function at a large local authority with an annual spend of £500m, where he led negotiations to establish a thriving and innovative joint venture company in educational support services. Spells with both the fire and police services saw Andy develop a specialism in collaborative procurement, which he brings to the job as Director of LUPC. Andy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and has an MBA from Kingston Business School.
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