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Bribery and corruption

Bribery and corruption are among the greatest threats to economic development. On this page you can view a list of key organisations involved in the fight against corruption and find a selection of resources in this area.

What's on this page?

  • eBooks
  • Legal alerts
  • Online articles
  • Small Business Update
  • Useful links
  • Articles and books

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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Bribery Act, The

An overview of the offences in the UK relating to bribery, corruption, the Fraud Act and money laundering.

Doing business in the ASEAN countries

A practical guide to doing business in the newly emerging economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Essentials of corporate fraud

A book for executives, lawyers, and auditors who need a basic understanding of corporate fraud.

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Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Legal Alert - September 2013


A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

The new board role in compliance oversight

The author discusses the current regulatory environment and board compliance objectives.

Incentive for enforcement

Don't be fooled by the lack of prosecutions since the Bribery Act was enacted, attitudes are hardening and businesses need to take note, writes Kevin Robinson.

SOX compliance 10 years on

Ten years after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was enacted in 2002, Joe Mont asks whether the Act has worked in reducing business corruption.

Small Business Update

Small Business Update is a monthly magazine for SMEs with articles covering the latest regulatory developments, practical advice and hot topics.

Will the Bribery Act affect you?


After false starts, wrangles and delays over issuing guidance, the new Bribery Act comes into force on 1 July 2011. So what should small businesses do, if anything, so they don’t fall foul of it?

Useful links

Bribery Act 2010

We maintain a dedicated page on the Bribery Act 2010 which links to the full text of the Act, related guidance and articles on the key issues for business.


Business law department
The Business Law Department at ICAEW focuses on law and regulation of relevance to accountants and the accountancy profession, but which are not dealt with by other departments of ICAEW. It provides information on bribery and corruption.


Overseas business risk
Guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on potential risks when trading with other countries. Each country guide covers:

  • political and economic conditions
  • bribery and corruption
  • human rights
  • terrorism threat
  • protective security advice
  • intellectual property
  • organised crime.

Organisations and other resources

Anti-fraud offices (European Union)
Information on EU organisations, including the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

Bribery in international business (OECD)
News and information on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, including reports and surveys by country.

Business Anti-Corruption Portal
The portal is intended to provide SMEs with a comprehensive and practical business tool to help them avoid and fight corruption. The website includes country profiles and an inventory of online anti-corruption tools.

Fight against fraud
Information from the EU's Europa website with summaries and full texts of legislation and anti-fraud policy.

Global Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Laws
Free tool from Dentons comparing anti-bribery laws across international jurisdictions.

Transparency International
An NGO focusing on corruption and transparency. The website includes articles, advice and guidance on best practice. Transparency International also produces the corruption perceptions index and the bribe payers index.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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