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Modern slavery in the supply chain

Modern slavery and migrant smuggling hit headlines last year following the Essex lorry deaths. Professor John Manners-Bell, Chief Executive of Read More

Construction industry shows support for new Common Assessment Standard

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process. Read More

Almost 1,000 potential human trafficking reports made in five months at car wash sites

A number of issues have been flagged up by users of the Safe Car Wash app, including lack of protective clothing and workers living on site. Read More

Government rejects car wash licensing scheme calls

The House of Commons environmental audit committee has published the Government’s response to a report it published in November, which called for hand car washes to be licensed to prevent “modern slavery in plain sight on Britain’s streets”. Read More

Modern Slavery: MPs call for car wash gangs to be licensed

The Environmental Audit Select Committee has called on ministers to review whether the Modern Slavery Act 2015 should be updated to cover small car wash gangs. Read More

Modern day slavery: New scheme launched to improve car wash safety

A Home Office minister has backed a new scheme designed to protect vulnerable workers in car washes. Read More

Biffa joins fight against modern slavery

The recycling and waste management provider Biffa has become a founding member of the Slave-Free Alliance in time for Anti-Slavery Day. Read More

Tarmac signs commitment to tackle labour exploitation

Construction solutions provider Tarmac has become the first company in its sector to sign up to a new initiative aimed at tackling modern slavery and labour exploitation. Read More

Modern slavery – be part of the cure, not the problem

More than 45.8 million people are in a form of modern slavery across 167 countries today, according to estimates from Read More

Raising the question of illegal working in construction

By Edward Hardy, Chief Executive, Considerate Constructors Scheme One of the key challenges facing the construction industry is ensuring the Read More



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