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MoJ guidance on the procedures commercial organisations should put in place to prevent bribery is crafted around six principles. The principles are not prescriptive; they are intended to be flexible and outcome focussed.
Bribery prevention procedures should be proportionate to risk of bribery faced by the organisation. It follows that the procedures put in place to implement an organisation’s bribery prevention policies should be designed to:
mitigate identified risks, and
prevent deliberate unethical conduct on the part of associated persons
An important aspect of those procedures is the communication of your policies and procedures to staff (of all levels), and training in their application. This is reinforced by MoJ principle 5—Communication (including training).
This Practice Note discusses some of the ways you can train staff and raise awareness about anti-bribery and corruption issues.
One of the key messages running through Government guidance on anti-bribery and corruption procedures is top-level commitment.
Effective leadership in bribery prevention will take a variety of forms appropriate for and proportionate to the organisation’s size, management structure and circumstances. But whatever the model, top-level commitment is likely to inclu
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When defendants are guilty, they have a choice to plead guilty or to put the prosecution to proof. When they plead guilty they may benefit from a reduction in their sentence as a result, see Practice Note: Credit for guilty plea. However, the Sentencing Council's overarching guidelines on reduction
Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
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