UK Improves Corruption Index Ranking Transparency International Releases Latest Research 04.12.2013 The UK has improved its ranking and score on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, which examines the progress being made by more than 170 countries in tackling bribery and other illegal activities. In the 2013 Index, the UK has been ranked 14th with a score of 76 out of 100, which marks a leap of three places from 12 months ago. According to Transparency International, political scandals have impacted on public trust in the UK’s political system but steps forward have been seen in recent years with the introduction of the Bribery Act and the Government’s commitment to coordinating anti-corruption activity across its departments. However, Robert Barrington, executive director of Transparency International UK, warned that the coming months may be difficult for the UK to build up further momentum. He explained: “The UK should be aspiring to achieve a place in the top ten, but there is a risk it will slip down the ranking. “We see two principle vulnerabilities in the UK – continued scandals related to politics and parliamentary ethics, and the removal of key corruption defences as outlined in our recent report on local government corruption.” Top countries in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2013: • Denmark • New Zealand • Finland • Sweden • Norway • Singapore • Switzerland • Netherlands • Australia • Canada • Luxembourg • Germany • Iceland • United Kingdom Press contact Dave Grimshaw Press Officer 0114 274 4397 Email Dave Tags Investigations and Regulation Dan Stowers Manchester Related articles 20.03.2019Government Issues Recommendation for Leasehold Reform 15.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Recruits Hundreds Of Volunteers For Red Nose Day 2019 15.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Scoops Hat-trick At Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 13.03.2019Sheffield City Region Launches Global Innovation Corridor At MIPIM 2019 08.03.2019Irwin Mitchell Launches Women in Law Timeline 05.03.2019Does A Rest Break At Work Have To Be Continuous?