UK Bribery Digest

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EY’s bi-annual UK Bribery Digest examines completed UK bribery and corruption cases and provides insight into current corruption-related discussion topics.

It is a tool for charting trends in bribery cases, and includes insights from our work with clients in corruption risk management. The insights, along with summaries of all UK bribery-related enforcement action since 2008, provide a reference compendium for both compliance and private practice professionals.


Latest edition

EY - UK Bribery Digest August 2017

Edition 10 February 2017

This edition reviews the seven completed cases from the second half of 2016, and also examines the landmark DPA which completed in January 2017. We also include the final version of the ISO 37001 standard (Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use).

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EY - Watch Jonathan Middup

Edition 10 commentary
Jonathan Middup, EY’s UK Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption, highlights the key points of Edition 10 of the UK Bribery Digest, in which we comment on cases and developments in the last six months of 2016.

 

Previous editions

EY - UK Bribery Digest August 2016

Edition 9 August 2016

This edition reviews the five completed cases from the first half of 2016, which include the second Deferred Prosecution Agreement secured by the SFO. We also consider developments in the anti-bribery and corruption activities of the UK Government, including the International Anti-Corruption Summit; the implications of mass data leaks for corruption risk management, and the forthcoming issuance of ISO 37001 (Anti-Bribery management systems).

 

EY - Watch Jonathan Middup

Edition 9 commentary
Jonathan Middup, EY’s UK Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption, highlights the key points of Edition 9 of the UK Bribery Digest, in which we comment on cases and developments in the first six months of 2016.

 

EY - UK Bribery Digest special edition February 2016

Edition 8 February 2016

This special edition marks the coverage of over 50 cases since the Digest’s inception. We provide commentary on seven new cases, including a number of notable and long-awaited ‘firsts’, plus an exclusive interview between Jonathan Middup, EY's UK Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and two senior public officials from the Serious Organised Crime Division and Civil Recovery Unit in Scotland.

 

EY - Watch Jonathan Middup

Edition 8 commentary
Jonathan Middup, EY’s UK Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption, introduces this special edition of the Digest, which discusses seven new completed cases in the second half of 2015, and includes significant milestones. These cases give some long-awaited answers about bribery and corruption enforcement.

 

EY UK Bribery Digest edition 7 July 2015

Edition 7 July 2015

We discuss the four bribery cases completed during the first half of 2015. We look at Deferred Prosecution Agreements in light of the Serious Fraud Office’s first invitation letters to organisations offering the opportunity to enter into DPA negotiations, and consider corporate hospitality as a feature of bribery prosecutions.

 

EY - Watch Jonathan Middup Edition 7 commentary
EY’s UK Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Jonathan Middup, introduces Edition 7, which reviews cases completed in the first half of 2015, and comments on Deferred Prosecution Agreements, corporate hospitality and recent changes to EU debarment rules.

 

EY UK Bribery Digest edition 6 February 2015

Edition 6 February 2015
We review the five enforcement cases completed in the second half of 2014 and assess the potential impact of the cross-governmental UK Anti-Corruption Plan released in December 2014.

 

EY - Watch Jonathan Middup

Edition 6 commentary
Listen to Jonathan Middup, EY's UK Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption, introduce Edition 6 of the UK Bribery Digest, which includes our commentary on the cross-governmental UK Anti-Corruption Plan.

 

EY UK Bribery Digest edition 5 July 2014

Edition 5 July 2014
We provide analysis of the five enforcement cases completed in the first half of 2014. We also set out a brief overview of the anti-corruption landscape and developments, and our analysis of whether the UK Bribery Act has had any discernible impact on the UK’s exports and direct investment.

 

EY UK Bribery Digest edition 4 January 2014

Edition 4 January 2014
We review the only case completed in the second half of 2013 – the third completed by the Financial Conduct Authority and its predecessor the Financial Services Authority – and bring together summaries of all previous completed cases since 2008.

 

EY UK Bribery Digest edition 3 August 2013

Edition 3 August 2013
We examine the one case completed in the first half of 2013, and comment on some important legal developments: the enabling legislation for Deferred Prosecution Agreements; new sentencing proposals, and changes to whistleblower protection.

 

EY - UK Bribery Digest Jan 2013

Edition 2 January 2013
We summarise and examine completed enforcement cases and review other relevant developments in 2012.

 

EY UK Bribery Digest edition 1 update July 2012

Edition 1 update July 2012
We take a look at developments related to anti-bribery and anti-corruption, and the five cases completed in the first half of 2012.

 

EY UK Bribery Digest edition 1 January 2012

Edition 1 January 2012
The first edition of the Digest covers cases completed between 2008 and 2011, including the completion of the first prosecution under the UK Bribery Act 2010.