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The Government’s haste this week in rushing through half-baked emergency measures to clean up politics in the wake of the MPs’ expenses scandal was a big mistake and will only make rebuilding trust in politicians and Parliament more difficult.
The much-vaunted clampdown on MPs’ expenses, announced this week as part of the Parliamentary Standards Bill, is nothing of the sort according to anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International UK.
Anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International UK, today publishes a new report that delves deep into the complex web of legal and regulatory armoury the UK employs to counter money laundering. 
The latest worldwide opinion poll exploring citizens’ views and experiences of corruption reveals disturbing findings for the UK, a country often considered squeaky clean.
Following the introduction of the Bribery Bill into the House of Lords on 19 November, Chandrashekhar Krishnan, Executive Director of Transparency International-UK said: “Transparency International-UK applauds the Government’s Bribery Bill and notes that it largely reflects the recommendations of the Joint Parliamentary Committee.  
Commenting on today’s Government publication of a new Bribery Bill, Chandrashekhar Krishnan, Executive Director of TI (UK) said:
Commenting on the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution of BAE Systems for foreign bribery today, Chandu Krishnan, Executive Director of Transparency International UK said:
Commenting on today’s BAE Systems progress report on its business conduct1 in the wake of last year’s Woolf recommendations, Chandu Krishnan, Executive Director of TI (UK) said:
In the wake of allegations about corruption involving members of the Pakistan cricket team, the head of the UK’s leading anti-corruption group, Transparency International UK, today called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to strengthen enforcement of its anti-corruption code.
As international concern mounts about the humanitarian disaster that is engulfing Pakistan, there are also concerns that emergency relief may have been slow to take off because of widespread fears that funds may not reach those who need it.
The UK’s record on tackling foreign bribery has improved significantly over the last year according to Transparency International (TI) the global coalition against corruption. 
In a positive response to the UK Government’s draft guidance to business on preventing bribery – ahead of full enactment of the new Bribery Act next April - Transparency International UK suggests there’s room for further improvement in some key areas. 

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