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UK clamps down on corruption with new Bribery Act – Ministry of Justice

“The UK will reinforce its reputation as a leader in the global fight against corruption when the Bribery Act comes into force on July 1, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced today.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 30th March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Kenneth Clarke denies weakening new anti-bribery law – The Guardian

“Ministers have been accused of undermining the long delayed legislation intended to crack down on payments of bribes by business executives. Anti-corruption campaigners claim the government has surrendered to lobbying by business groups, creating loopholes that will allow dishonest companies to continue paying bribes to foreign politicians and officials.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Guidance notes on Bribery Act suggest common sense will rule – The Independent

“The Government’s guidance on the controversial Bribery Act is to offer an olive branch to business as its publication today kicks off the three-month countdown to the act becoming law.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ali Dizaei witness is arrested on suspicion of fraud – The Guardian

“The man whose evidence led to the jailing of a police chief has been arrested on suspicion of fraud days before the crown will try to convince judges that he is still a reliable witness, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bribery Act is not perfect but brings UK into line with OECD – The Guardian

“When the Ministry of Justice delayed the Bribery Act for the third time this week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) threatened to put the UK on an export blacklist along with Nigeria, Russia and Israel and others.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Network Rail: inquiry launched into ‘misuse of public funds and illicit payments’ – Daily Telegraph

“An inquiry has been launched into allegations that Network Rail, which runs the country’s track infrastructure, has been misusing public funds and claims senior officials received illicit payments.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BAE radar verdict – Daily Telegraph

“BAE Systems will today be sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to keep accurate records of the sale of military radar to Tanzania, the African country that does not have an air force.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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