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UK Bribery Act

In focus

On 8 April 2010, the UK Bribery Act was passed into law in the UK with the new legislation coming into force on 1 July 2011.

The Act introduces a new corporate offence of failure to prevent a bribe being paid on its behalf. However, it also provides a statutory defence if a commercial organisation can demonstrate that it has in place "adequate procedures" designed to prevent persons associated with it from committing bribery. The Ministry of Justice published final guidance on adequate procedures in March this year.

In our video, Deloitte anti-corruption specialists:

  • Discuss the features of the Act;
  • Offer guidance on how to comply with the new legislation;
  • Explain the global impact; and
  • Highlight the differences with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).


  • Is your house in order?
    The UK Bribery Act and adequate procedures.
  • UK Bribery Act - Raising the Bar
    Read more about the new Act and understand the impact to your business.
  • Know what’s ahead
    What the UK Bribery Act will mean for financial institutions.

Find out more

  • ExternalURL
    Bribery Act 2010
    Read the contents of the Act.

Related services

Bribery and Corruption

Financial Crime

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Key contacts

Nic CarringtonNic Carrington
Partner, Forensic and Dispute
Services, Tel: 020 7936 3000

Peter MaherPeter Maher
Partner, Forensic and Dispute
Services Tel: 020 7936 3000

Kirsty Searles Kirsty Searles
Partner, Anti Bribery and Corruption Controls
Tel: 020 7936 3000


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