Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement


This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

The statement sets down the commitment of UK CONTRACTING LIMITED trading as My Umbrella (“we/us/our”) to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities. It also sets out the steps we have put in place aiming to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business and supply chains. It is the duty of us all to be aware of and alert to risks and to report any concerns to management who are expected to act upon them.



This statement covers our business activities of payroll and employment services provider to contractors and provider of contractor’s services to agencies and end-clients, within the UK.

To assess the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain, we rank the value of transactions and look more closely at those are considered to be high value. We ask our suppliers and end-clients to confirm that they are taking steps to confirm to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in their business and supply chain. We ensure that our staff are paid the national minimum wage and have access to employment services and rights to which they are entitled and receive employment benefits to which they are entitled. We require our suppliers to confirm that they do the same for their staff.



The director is responsible for our anti-modern slavery and human trafficking initiatives which are set out below.

Policies: These are developed by looking at best practice and industry norms to create policies that meet our needs and obligations.
Risk assessments: These are undertaken in respect of each customer at the start of any new relationship or a change in the nature of business be that the size of a transaction or a change in the customer such as a change of the location of a their business.
Due diligence: This is to be undertaken in the event that any known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking occur and will involve the requirement for our customer and/or supplier as the case may be, providing us with evidence to demonstrate their efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.



All staff complete training as part of our induction process to ensure that they have a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains and are alert to the signs to look out for.


We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms our intention to act ethically in all of our business relationships. Our approach to the identification of risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations is set out below:

We have a whistleblowing policy which is made available to all staff. We encourage all our workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to our direct activities or our supply chains;
We make this statement available to all of our employees and publish it on our website;
We ensure that all employees are trained in relation to Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking and are aware of and alert to the signs to look out for; and
We review this statement and our procedures annually.



The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier. We will also invoke sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan provided by us, including the termination of the business relationship.



The Company uses the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including requiring all staff to have completed training on modern slavery by as part of their induction and annually thereafter irrespective of their position within the business. We utilize labour monitoring and payroll systems and monitor national minimum and living wage levels and ensure that all staff pay is aligned to meet those standards. In addition, we keep up to date with changes in employment rights and benefits and ensure that staff are able to access those that apply to them and that we act in a compliant way as an employer and supplier.



This Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary and the director endorses it and is fully committed to its implementation.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by:
Name: Graham Butterworth
Position: Director