Bribery Act 2010 under review

24 January 2011
Bribery Act 2010 under review

The government has announced that it will review the Bribery Act 2010 as part of a drive to reduce the burden on businesses.

The Bribery Act was enacted in 2010 and is set to come into force in April 2011. In particular, it makes it a criminal offence for incorporated organisations to have bribes given or taken on their behalf. As a defence, an organisation will need to show that it has adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery. 

Legal experts have indicated that the government review is unlikely to produce significant changes before the Act takes effect in April 2011. 

For further information on the Bribery Act 2010 see our earlier blog post. Also try our conflicts of interest section in HRBird for further resources. 

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