Introduction to the Bribery Act 2010
Bribery is one of the most commonly reported economic crimes in the UK, with nearly one quarter of British businesses having been exposed to it in some form.
It is against the law for companies based in the UK to pay or take bribes to gain business anywhere in the world. It is also a criminal and a corporate offence if a company is found to have failed to prevent bribery. If found guilty, companies can face unlimited fines, while individuals can be handed an unlimited fine and 10 years in prison.
The Bribery Act 2010 is the strongest anti-bribery legislation ever introduced in the UK. It not only defines what is bribery, but places responsibilities on businesses that operate in terms of compliance, awareness and staff training.
Understanding the act – and the consequences of not implementing it fully and properly – is essential to protect you, your business and your employees.
The Highfield e-learning Introduction to the Bribery Act 2010 Short Course has been designed to help your organisation understand the act, what bribery is, how bribery takes place and what you need to do to remain compliant with the act and reduce risk.
The course forms part of a suite of short e-learning courses that focus on different types of economic crime, and is ideal for employees in busy workplaces who need to understand the Bribery Act 2010.
Who Is It Aimed At?
Any employee, manager or director who needs to be aware of the requirements of the act, or who is in a position where bribery could be a risk.
It can also be used as a stand-alone module by anyone interested in finding out more about economic crime and the legislative requirements placed on individuals and businesses to combat it.