It is designed to bring the UK in line with international norms on anti-corruption legislation. It will make it a criminal offence to give or receive a bribe. It will also introduce a corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery. Under the powers granted by the new law prosecutors will be able to prosecute both domestic and foreign companies, providing they have some presence in the UK. Bribes committed in the UK and abroad could be prosecuted under the Act.
In response to the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010 the University has developed an Anti-Bribery Framework which incorporates an Anti-Bribery policy and procedures for the prevention of bribery and corruption.
The policy applies to all individuals working at all levels and grades, including all academic staff, senior managers, officers, directors, employees (whether permanent, fixed-term or temporary), consultants, contractors, trainees, seconded staff, casual associated staff and agency staff, volunteers, interns, agents, or any other person acting on behalf of the University (agents or third-party representatives which sometimes include students). The University will seek to ensure that its bribery prevention policies and procedures are embedded and understood throughout the organisation through communication and training to University staff and third parties acting on the University’s behalf. The level of communication and training will be proportionate to the risk faced by the individual.
The Anti-Bribery framework can be accessed via the following link:
The Anti-Bribery policy can be accessed via the following link:
(Hard copies of both documents are available on request from the Governance & Legal Affairs Team)