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Modern slavery | Regulatory Outlook November 2023

Published on 29th Nov 2023

No mention of Modern Slavery Bill left in the King's Speech  - unlikely to feature before the next election

Modern Slavery Bill left out of King's Speech

The King's speech given on 7 November set out the legislative agenda for the current parliamentary session, which is likely to be the last before the next general election. The Modern Slavery Bill, which was first announced in the Queen's Speech in May 2022, was not included in this year's speech, making it unlikely that it will be introduced before the election.


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