Public Procurement and Property

Transparency in Supply Chains legislation: consultation on extending requirements to Scottish public bodies

August 3, 2022 by No Comments | Category Scottish Procurement, Uncategorized

We launched a consultation on the extension of Transparency in Supply Chain legislation to Scottish public bodies.

Alongside commercial organisations, the public sector has a crucial role to play in addressing the risks of modern slavery in its supply chains. With £13.3bn of procurement spend annually across the Scottish public sector alone. Many public sector organisations have already started to identify and address the modern slavery risks within their supply chains and beyond.

The UK Government propose that public sector bodies be included in the formal requirement to publish a modern slavery statement. As per the requirements for commercial organisations, this would extend to public sector organisations with an annual budget – as opposed to turnover – of £36 million or more, unless they are already captured by the existing legislation.

Get involved

This consultation is seeking your views on proposals to extend the reporting requirements to Scottish public bodies for the publication of modern slavery statements, as part of work to improve Transparency in Supply Chains. It also seeks your views on the mechanisms for this reporting and associated enforcement regimes.

The consultation period closes 22 August 2022 to allow responses to be analysed. The responses will be provided to the Home Office, ahead of the proposed publication of the UK Modern Slavery Bill in September 2022. You can read the consultation document here.

If you wish to provide any responses you can do so before 22 August 2022 by:

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