Review Into UK’s Anti-Corruption Approach Launched

SFO And National Crime Agency Among Organisations To Come Under Microscope


A review has been launched to investigate the current systems in place to tackle white collar bribery and corruption in the UK, according to reports.

The Financial Times reports the work will review the internal structures in place and also the coordination and information sharing systems used by the SFO, the City of London Police and the National Crime Agency.

According to reports, the move has been made as a result of financial scandals and investigations in the UK in recent times.

Kenneth Clarke, who is currently a minister without portfolio, told the FT that the Government is keen to be satisfied that the UK is “among the countries with the highest standards in the world because it enforces the reputation of the City of London and the legal system in this country”.

Expert Opinion
The past few years have sadly been dogged by investigations and scandals in the business world which have impacted on confidence in the UK’s ability to handle and address concerns regarding bribery and corruption.

"This review is an important chance for the Government to thoroughly assess current systems with a view to gaining a proper understanding as to whether any lessons can be learned which will, in turn, lead to improvements in how these incredibly important issues are handled.

"A great number of people will be eagerly anticipating the outcome of this review."
Sarah Wallace, Partner