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New anti-slavery Bill to be introduced into UK Parliament

The Home Secretary has announced she will introduce into Parliament a new anti-slavery bill. The purpose of the legislation is to increase the maximum penalties for offences from 14 years to life imprisonment. The legislation is also intended to bring together all the offences in the area of human trafficking into one place.
The draft bill will also create an anti-slavery commissioner, who will be responsible for reviewing the work of public bodies and holding them to account.

For more information on the legislation itself, please see here and here.

Criminal Law