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MSPEC lays out changes in Modern Slavery Policy to expect in 2024

The Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre (MSPEC) has put out a new blog post looking at the changes in MS Policy we can expect to see across 2024.

Liz William and Dr Victoria Tecca look back on the impacts of key legislation from 2023 such as the Nationality & Borders Act and the Illegal Migration Act. Together they study how the effects of these policy changes are already starting to be seen in statistics from the NRM (National Referral Mechanism).

The Blogpost goes on to say:

“In 2023 the Illegal Migration Act was passed and, while not yet implemented, its modern slavery provisions are expected to affect thousands of people by denying them access to support. The Act is also likely to decrease survivors’ willingness to support criminal prosecutions, which in turn would hand more power to traffickers.

With the implementation of the Illegal Migration Act likely to be a key priority for the Government in 2024, and an election on the way, this is a time of rapid policy change within the sector. MSPEC's clear-eyed analysis is a key tool in understanding the changes we're likely to face in the coming months.

Read the full blog post on MSPEC’s website.

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