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As published on our Talking Business blog this morning, in years to come, the defining images of summer 2015 will not show England regaining the ashes at Trent Bridge, Andy Murray crashing out to Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals or even Kanye West’s self-indulgent Glastonbury set. The pictures that have dominated the press are those of the refugees packed onto boats in the Mediterranean or walking along train tacks through Eastern Europe.

Whilst the UK Government has been under increasing pressure to do more to help the refugees, new measures will come into force next month in a bid to curb the flourishing industry of people traffickers.

Large commercial organisations will have to publish an annual ‘slavery and human traffic statement’ setting out the steps they have taken to ensure that neither slavery nor human trafficking is taking place in their supply chains or in any part of their business.

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