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The UK Bribery Act - EY - United Kingdom

The new UK Bribery Act

UK Bribery Act 2010 Guidance was launched 30 March 2011 and companies had until 1 July 2011 to comply. We can help.

The Bribery Act has transformed the UK law on combating bribery, replacing a number of historically fragmented and complex offences and creating a unified and extended law that carries heavy penalties for wrongdoers.

The new Act signals a fundamental change in the UK’s approach to prosecuting corruption and the authorities have already made significant investment in enforcement capabilities. This change in approach is underlined by a growing number of high-profile actions taken against corporates recently.

The Act goes significantly further than the provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in particular covering all bribery, whether or not it involves a public official. With the Bribery Act comes an urgent need for business to re-examine its approach to managing bribery risk and to ask whether its current procedures are adequate.

The UK Bribery Act


We have produced a number of short podcasts featuring panellists from our UK Bribery Act Webinar which provide insight on the Act and its impact on Indian companies.

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Email David Stulb
Global and EMEIA Head of Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
+44 [0]20 7951 2456

Email John Smart
Head of UK&I Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
+44 [0]20 7951 3401

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