Anti-Corruption and Bribery
Welcome to the University‘s anti-corruption and bribery information pages.
The Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) came into force on 1st July 2011. While bribery was already a criminal offence, the Act created specific bribery offences, including the new offence of failing to prevent bribery. This web page provides a resource that will help staff understand and comply with the Act.
The University Council has approved a new Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy. It is important that all staff read the policy – please click on the above link to access the policy.
The importance of the new policy to the University is highlighted by the fact that the Vice-Chancellor has issued a statement in relation to it – please click on the above link to access the statement.
The Working Group
The University has established a Working Group to look at the detailed implementation of the Act and in particular what further procedures and training are necessary, and on going monitoring and review. If you have any points that you would like the Working Group to consider, please e-mail email@example.com. More news regarding the implementation of the Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy will be published on these pages in due course.
The Secretary’s Office has also prepared a short form anti-corruption and bribery clause, which must be used in all contracts. Please click on the above link to access the draft clause.
The Secretary’s Office has developed an Anti Corruption and Bribery Risk Evaluation Form which, Schools, Departments and Support Services in the University may, if they feel appropriate, complete if they have not already done so. You can obtain a copy of the form by e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use the form to update a previously submitted form if you would like to report a new development.
Other Relevant University Policies
If you have any queries in relation to the Act or its effect on the University or staff, please e-mail email@example.com. If the matter is urgent please telephone John O’Sullivan of the Secretary’s Office on 0117 928 7686.