Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Slavery and Human Trafficking statement made on behalf of L&Q Estates Ltd and associated companies ('L&Q Estates') further to the provisions of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

STATEMENT

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 places an obligation on UK businesses with a turnover of over £36 million to produce a modern slavery statement. Slavery and Human Trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.

L&Q Estates is dedicated to providing its employees with a positive working environment which complies or exceeds the requirements of all applicable legislation including human rights, anti-discrimination and fundamental rights at work:

Our Business Structure and Supply Chain

L&Q Estates comprises the following legal entities:

L&Q Estates Limited Principal Trading Company 2019 plus
Gallagher Estates Holdings Limited Intermediate Holding company
GW 305 Limited        Intermediate holding company
Gallagher Estates No. 2 Limited         Intermediate holding company
Gallagher Estates Limited Intermediate Holding company and principal trading company to 2019
Portobello Developments 2002 Limited Property development
Wixams First Limited         Property development
Gallagher Estates NR Limited Property development
Dravton Stratford Limited Property development
West Longstanton Limited         Small company property development
Gallagher Homes Limited Property development
Gallagher Lonastanton Limited Property development
Redlawn Limited         Former holding company
Gallagher Llanwern Limited         Property development
Gallagher Projects Limited         Procurement and delivery of infrastructure and other construction activities
Gallagher Elstow Limited Property development
Gallagher Bridgend Limited Former property development entity
Gallagher Poole Limited Property development
Gallagher Broughton Limited Former property development entity
Gallagher Estates Land Limited         Dormant
J.J. Gallagher Construction Limited Dormant
Redlawn Land Limited         Property development


L&Q Estates and its associated companies is wholly owned by L&Q Housing Trust but is operated as a separate 'arms-length' .business with its head office in Warwick. L&Q Estates are developers and promoters of residential, commercial and mixed use real estate developments in most geographical areas of the UK.

Risk Assessment and Due Diligence

L&Q Estates does not employ many people directly or indirectly.

Its directly employed staff comprise approximately forty people. Its supply chain is limited. For its promotion of development it employs external professionals and its assessment of the risk of slavery and human trafficking in its external professional supply chain is considered extremely low. L&Q Estates services some of the land it controls and in procuring such servicing of land (civil engineering) to bring development sites forward for sale it employs principally major civil engineering contractors. Its assessment of the risk of slavery and human trafficking in this part of its supply chain is considered to be low. However, notwithstanding L&Q Estates will be engaging with such external contractors to establish that they have appropriate policies in place, as they will themselves employ sub-contractors.

On an analysis of the L&Q Estates business, looking for areas of risk, the only other area where it is considered there may be risk of slavery and human trafficking relates to the provision of external facilities services for its office. Again, the risk of slavery and human trafficking is considered to be low. However, as with external contractors, we will be engaging with our external suppliers of facilities services for our office over the next year to establish that there are appropriate policies in place.

Our Policies on slavery and human trafficking

L&Q Estates has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. It is our policy to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to help eradicate slavery and human trafficking.

Further Steps

Notwithstanding our stated view of risk in our supply chains, we will work to the highest professional standards and shall be vigilant in our efforts to identify acts of modern slavery within our business and supply chains.

To that end, we intend to seek to provide formal modern slavery training to all L&Q Estates Staff during the calendar year 2019.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2018/19.


G Wilkinson
Group Managing Director, L&Q Estates Ltd

1st February 2019