Responsible business - The Modern Slavery Act, gender pay gap reporting and tax transparency
London Stock Exchange, London
An essential update on the Modern Slavery Act, gender pay reporting and tax transparency.
Public interest in business conduct has increased significantly in recent years. With public perceptions an ever more critical component to corporate success and maximizing shareholder value, the UK government has responded with new legislation and associated reporting requirements in this area. This seminar will bring senior advisors from a leading consultancy who will bring their perspective and guidance on how to comply via a series of worked examples and case studies on the following new regulatory requirements:
The UK's Modern Slavery Act became law on 26 March 2015 and has resulted in a requirement for unprecedented transparency in company supply chains.
From 2018, companies with more than 250 employees will be required to make their gender pay gap publically available online. Employers that fail to address gender pay disparities will also be highlighted in new league tables intended to drive progress.
- The UK goverment published revised legislation on 24 March 2016 that will require all large business to publish their UK tax strategies on their website before financial year end.
Reputation in these areas is a key business issue and this half day seminar provides an essential update on how companies should comply. The seminar will explore the following:
The Modern Slavery Act
- Overview and requirements
- The annual slavery and human trafficking statement - key components, guidance and best practice
- Achieving compliance - policies, risk assessment, supply chain contracts and training
The Gender Pay Gap
- Overview and requirements of the gender pay gap reporting legislation
- Practical steps and best practice on how to comply
- Focus on the UK tax disclosure requirements
- Consider the broader trends including FTSE 100 voluntary reporting trends
The emphasis will be on the practical implications of the changes and the policies and procedures companies need to put in place.
Who should attend?
The seminar is targeted at those with an intermediate or senior level of knowledge who need to know about the changes including
- Company secretaries
- Legal counsel
- Investor relations officers
- Corporate communication officers
- HR directors
- Heads of CSR
CPD points: This programme attracts 3 CPD points.
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and introduction to 'responsible business'
09:15 - 10:15 The Modern Slavery Act
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 Gender pay reporting
11:30 - 12:30 Tax transparency
12:30 - 12:45 Wrap up and close