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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2015

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Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 1816 (C. 113)

Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2015

Made

22nd October 2015

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 61(1) and (8) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015(1), makes the following Regulations.

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2015.

(2) In these Regulations “the 2015 Act” means the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Commencement of section 54 of the 2015 Act

2.  Section 54 of the 2015 Act (transparency in supply chains etc) comes into force on 29th October 2015.

Transitional provision

3.  The commencement of section 54 of the 2015 Act (transparency in supply chains etc.) does not have effect in respect of a financial year ending before 31st March 2016.

Karen Bradley

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Home Office

22nd October 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations are the third commencement regulations made under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (c. 30) (“the 2015 Act”).

Regulation 2 brings into force the provision of the 2015 Act relating to transparency in supply chains.

Regulation 3 contains transitional provision so that a commercial organisation with a financial year that ends before 31st March 2016 does not have to make a slavery and human trafficking statement in respect of that financial year.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The following provisions of the Act were brought into force by Statutory Instrument before these Regulations were made.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Parts 1 and 231st July 20152015/1476
Part 431st July 20152015/1476
Sections 45 to 4731st July 20152015/1476
Section 4915th October 20152015/1590
Section 5115th October 20152015/1590
Section 521st November 20152015/1590
Section 5315th October 20152015/1590
Schedule 131st July 20152015/1476
Schedules 3 and 431st July 20152015/1476
Schedule 5 (partially)31st July 20152015/1476

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