Organisation TypeApprovalSignature
Limited Liability PartnershipsMembers

Designated member

Limited Partnerships (under Limited Partnerships Act 1907)
Legislation silent

General Partner
Other PartnershipsLegislation silent
Other Body Corporate
Board of Directors
Director (or equivalent)

Legal ramifications of failure to comply

The Secretary of State may seek an injunction requiring the organisation to comply. Failure to comply is punishable by an unlimited fine. 

Steps to consider

Organisations could incorporate contractual obligations in supply contracts requiring suppliers to confirm slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their business or their supply chains, and to provide details of the steps they have taken to ensure this is the case.

Potential impact

Public sector and certain other purchasers of goods / services may increasingly:

For specific enquiries and advice, please contact Heidi Jones on 01245 211279 or a member of Birketts’ corporate and commercial law team.

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