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