Bribery, modern slavery and tax evasion

Bribery, modern slavery and tax evasion guidance:

The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It does not cover the...

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An agent is a person who performs services for or on behalf of a commercial organisation. The use of agents will principally create risk under the Bribery Act 2010, s 7...

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From: [Insert name and job title]. We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] [remains OR remain] untainted by...

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From: [Insert name and job title]. We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work together to ensure our business[es] remain[s] untainted by bribery and...

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1: Opening statement from senior management [Name of organisation] is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its...

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1 What is slavery? 1.1 The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 covers four activities: SlaveryExercising powers of ownership over a person ServitudeThe obligation to provide...

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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) has been in force since 1 July 2011. It applies to any business that is incorporated or trades in the UK. It covers bribery committed by...

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Bribery Act 2010—territorial application The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) creates a choice of jurisdiction where part or parts of the offence occur in part or parts of the...

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• Has your company got a clear and forthright code of ethics which explicitly refers to a zero tolerance of bribery and corruption? This code of ethics should reflect the...

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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court, and is governed by...

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1 Expenses—example 1 1.1 You are not entitled to claim expenses unless expressly authorised to do so by the Employer. Any authorised expenses will be reimbursed to you on...

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1 Introduction 1.1 The Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary Procedure set out below are designed to ensure that all employees of the Company are treated fairly and...

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1 Purpose and scope of the procedure 1.1 The code of conduct and disciplinary procedure set out below are designed to ensure that all employees of the Company are treated...

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Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) introduces a requirement for certain commercial organisations operating in the UK to produce an annual transparency...

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• Does the company have a due diligence policy which covers all parties to a business relationship, including the company's supply chain, agents, joint venture or similar...

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• Any agent or representative of a business should be subject to due diligence • The company will have to make their own inquiries supplementing any information with...

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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officials Facilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small amounts of money paid...

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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations (RCOs), not...

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This Practice Note discusses the two ‘failure to prevent’ corporate criminal offences created by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017): • CFA 2017, s 45 creates the...

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Required document or actionYes/NoComment/action required Do you have a public, clear and forthright code of ethics and/or anti-bribery and corruption policy which...

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Businesses and their employees must be alert to indicators of corruption. The following checklist identifies indicators of corruption which would normally give rise to an...

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The following questions and issues should be at the forefront of a lawyer’s mind when advising in relation to an internal investigation on suspicion of bribery. This...

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Summary The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) came into force on 1 July 2011. BA 2010 applies to any business incorporated or trading in the UK and covers bribery committed on...

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From [[insert job title], ][name] Bribery and corruption remain a major issue in world trade, despite the many dedicated efforts to prevent them. As many of you will...

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Offset arrangements arise where an additional investment, payment or other industrial, commercial or economic benefit is offered or required as part of an organisation’s...

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UPDATE: This Precedent does not take into account special requirements that apply to relevant firms (UK deposit-takers with assets of £250m or greater, PRA-designated...

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UPDATE: This Precedent does not take into account special requirements that apply to relevant firms (UK deposit-takers with assets of £250m or greater, PRA-designated...

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1 Introduction 1.1 Bribery and corruption remain a major issue in world trade, despite the many dedicated efforts to prevent them. Our legal obligations are primarily...

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1 Introduction 1.1 Bribery and corruption remain a major issue in world trade, despite the many dedicated efforts to prevent them. Our legal obligations are primarily...

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1 Introduction 1.1 This policy applies to all employees of the Company. It sets out Company guidelines for the reimbursement of travel, hotel and other expenses you may...

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