The number of potential victims of labour exploitation referred as part of the framework set up to identify victims of modern slavery in the UK increased by 33 per cent from 2015 to 2016, according to analysis of National Crime Agency data by Kroll, the risk mitigation specialist.
Anti-slavery register “Tiscreport.org” has reached 20,000 statements.
BSI’s Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index has found that China, which supplies 18 per cent of yearly construction materials to the UK, is the highest risk source of modern day slavery for Britain.
Law firm Eversheds Sutherland has launched two e-learning modules, developed to train businesses to understand and manage their risks related to modern slavery.
Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.