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Bribery Act 2010

The UK Bribery Act 2010 came into effect on 1 July 2011. On this page you can find the full text of the Act, related guidance and a selection of articles on the key business issues arising from the Act.

The Bribery Act and related guidance

Bribery Act 2010
Full text of the Act in the original and latest available revised versions.

Bribery Act 2010 guidance
Guidance from the Ministry of Justice on the procedures which commercial organisations can put into place to prevent bribery.

ICAEW Guidance

Bribery Act 2010: Technical Helpsheet
Summary of the key points contained in the Act. Last reviewed July 2019.

Bribery Act 2010: Offences
Overview of the offences defined under the Act.

The UK Bribery Act 2010: implications outside the UK
ICAEW briefing paper highlighting the implications of the UK Bribery Act 2010 when working outside the UK. The paper offers a series of practical steps to avoid falling foul of the Act. Published in July 2014.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.

Bribery: a compliance handbook

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Raj Chada, Christopher Sallon QC, Sam Tate Bribery - A Compliance Handbook Bloomsbury Professional 2014

A practical guide to regulation in relation to corrupt practices, covering the provisions of the Bribery Act 2010. The book considers the safeguards and practical measures that organisations should put in place to prevent prosecution or regulatory action.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Historical resources

Bribery Act 2010
Bill documents from Parliament recording the progess of the Bribery Bill through to Royal Assent and enactment, including:

Law Commission Projects: Bribery
A study by the Law Commission, with its final report published in November 2008, setting out proposals for reform of the existing law. The ICAEW responded to the initial consultation paper with a memorandum Reforming bribery (ICAEW Rep 36/08) published on 20 March 2008.

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