Modern Slavery Act Statement

Independent Work Limited (trading as iwork.co.uk) is making a voluntary modern slavery and human trafficking
statement relating to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

We oppose slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and make this statement to set out the steps we have
taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or in our supply chains.

ABOUT US

We are a small business providing information and advice to all types of independent worker in the UK, including
gig economy workers, temporary workers, self-employed people, freelancers, contractors and interims.

Our annual turnover is under £36 million. Although we are not required to make a modern slavery statement
under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act.2015, we are making this voluntary statement to show our
commitment to ethical trading principles and to set out the steps we are taking to tackle modern slavery and
human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains.

Our supply chains are mainly made up of the following:

  • IT and telecoms service providers
  • Marketing and PR service providers

OUR COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL TRADING

We are committed to ethical trading principles and to acquiring goods and services without harm to others. Our
Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships
and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not
taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

DUE DILIGENCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT

To help identify and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain we utilise a due
diligence questionnaire.

We vet suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure that they are committed to ethical labour practices. We include
anti-slavery and human tracking provisions in all our contracts with suppliers.

We only employ agency workers through reputable employment agencies that adhere to our anti-slavery and
human trafficking policy (or equivalent policies).

EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been at ensuring that
slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • The percentage of suppliers and sub-contractors vetted for ethical labour practices.
  • The number of inspections of direct suppliers and sub-contractors in our supply chains in the past year.
  • The number of reported breaches in the past year.
  • Percentage of staff receiving training on identifying and addressing the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.

TRAINING

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains
and our business, we provide training to our staff. We also require our business partners to provide training to
their staff and suppliers and providers.

This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made in connection with section 54(1) of the Modern
Slavery Act 2015, for the financial year ending 31 July 2021. It was approved by the board on 30 November 2020.

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