Transparency International UK (TI-UK)’s submission to the House of Commons International Development Committee Inquiry
The term ‘financial crime’ is broad and is usually understood to include bribery and corruption, money laundering, theft and fraud. As an anti-corruption organisation
TI-UK is primarily concerned with the prevention of bribery, corruption and money laundering
although we recognise
that fraud can often be an element of these financial crimes. TI defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.
Part I of this submission covers issues related to reparations to the victims of foreign bribery and whether any changes are needed to UK legislation, particularly the Bribery Act 2010. Part II covers issues related to resources and coordination of UK law enforcement against transnational financial crimes, with particular reference to foreign bribery.