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November 6, London – Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is today launching an updated version of its flagship anti-bribery guidance – a comprehensive, free-to-use resource for businesses on anti-bribery and corruption best practice. The Global Anti-Bribery Guidance Portal, which was developed over nearly a decade by TI-UK experts with the help of more than 120 leading
24 October, London – Prestigious independent schools, luxury interior design firms, high street banks, and blue chip law firms are among UK businesses and institutions who have served some of the world’s most corrupt, new research by Transparency International UK (TI-UK) has revealed. Through forensic analysis of more than 400 corruption and money laundering cases
14 October, London – The absence of the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill from today’s Queen’s Speech is a missed opportunity to tackle corruption on our doorstep. The bill would close a loophole which allows criminals and the corrupt to hide their ownership of UK property by purchasing it via anonymous companies in secrecy jurisdictions.
October 14, London – Transparency International UK has written to Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to express serious concern over the ongoing delay to the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) foreign bribery case involving Airbus subsidiary GPT. The SFO launched a corruption probe into GPT Special Project Management in 2012 amid accusations the company had paid £14
 October 11, London – Following the release of draft whistleblowing legislation by Protect, Transparency International UK is calling on the Government to improve protections for UK whistleblowers. At the London Anti-Corruption Summit in 2016 the UK committed to review changes to its whistleblowing framework. Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK, said: “Whistleblowers
October 9, London – Responding to Cayman Islands company register announcement, Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK said: “We welcome this commitment by the Cayman Islands which will finally unmask the true owners of companies incorporated there. Today’s announcement represents a major victory in the fight against corruption. We urge other British Overseas
October 2, London – Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is an independent organisation within the global Transparency International movement, with its own management team, board of trustees, policies, financial accounts and sources of funding. We make public policy recommendations to politicians across the political divide with a view to securing legislative and regulatory reforms to prevent
30 September, London – In response to a story by The Guardian regarding alleged lobbying by Owen Paterson MP on behalf of paying clients, Steve Goodrich, Research Manager at Transparency International UK, said: “These are deeply troubling revelations that merit a thorough and independent official investigation. Any finding that there has been lobbying to the
24 September, London – The National Crime Agency (NCA) today issued a statement in which it said it had found no evidence of criminality after investigating a series of suspected EU referendum offences. One aspect of the investigation focussed on the use of a company registered in the Isle of Man to facilitate a political
22rd September 2019, London – In response to a story by The Sunday Times regarding the relationship between the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and businessperson Jennifer Arcuri, Steve Goodrich, Research Manager at Transparency International UK, said: “Businesses expect equal treatment from public bodies, who should make decisions based on merit and the public interest, not personal
1st August 2019, London – In response to a story by BuzzFeed News reporting that two senior MPs accepted a free trip to the Cayman Islands before speaking in support of corporate secrecy there, Duncan Hames, Director of Policy at Transparency International UK, said: “These MPs defending corporate secrecy would have been more credible had they
22nd July, 2019, London – Transparency International UK is calling on the Government to urgently review those granted Tier 1 investor visas and the source of their funds after an undercover investigation revealed private companies responsible for checking the provenance of a client’s money are also advising them how to mask suspicious wealth. An investigation

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