According to Construction News, “contractors could lose out on public sector tenders if they fail to take measures to ensure their supply chain is free of companies engaged in modern slavery practices.

A leading construction lawyer has warned that growing numbers of clients are likely to include questions on slavery in tender documents as the issue has come into focus following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act.

Pinsent Masons regulatory partner Tom Stocker said while there was “no legal obligation” on firms, the act made a series of recommendations around recruitment and supply chain procedures that clients have now begun to take on board.”

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