Bribery blights both commerce and society in general. Its immediate victims are companies that lose business unfairly. However, bribery is so insidious that government and society are undermined and social and economic development is damaged.
The Bribery Act 2010, which became law on 1st July 2011, updates old and much criticised laws on bribery, fulfills European Treaty obligations and is intended to make it easier for the authorities to bring successful prosecutions for bribery committed at home and abroad. This course will enable learners to recognise bribery, understand how and why it is illegal and appreciate the steps an organisation must take to protect itself in the event of an offence of bribery by a person associated with it.
- Define the term ‘bribery’
- List and explain the four main offences created by the Bribery Act 2010
- Explain the consequences of the Bribery Act 2010 in relation to:
- Providing hospitality
- Providing facilitation payments
- Describe how an organisation can defend an allegation of failing to prevent bribery by demonstrating ‘adequate procedures’
- List and explain the six principles that will help an organisation to put in place ‘adequate procedures’
- All members of an organisation requiring a base level understanding of the subject.
- Mixed media (audio/video elements with subtitles)