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Businesses will need to do more to tackle modern slavery and climate change in order to win public contracts, the government has said.

Announcing the measures, Cabinet Office minister David Lidington says it is "morally right" for the government to demand businesses help to improve society.

When assessing companies that bid for contracts, the government will look at diversity, how they tackle modern slavery and cybersecurity, how they improve sustainability and improve employees' skillset.

Mr Lidington added: "By making sure that these social values are reflected not just across the government, but through all the companies we work with, we will take a major step towards our goal of creating an economy that works for everyone."

The charity Anti-Slavery International welcomed the news, but called on the government to do more.

Speaking to the BBC, Jakub Sobik from Anti-Slavery International said: "At the moment big businesses are made to report slavery in the supply chain, but there are no penalties for either failing to submit the statement, or whether you report that it exists."