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1st August 2017, London – Commenting on the announcement of a Serious Fraud Office investigation into British American Tobacco for alleged bribe-paying in east Africa, Robert Barrington, Executive Director of Transparency International UK, said: “The SFO investigation announced today will help to determine whether the alleged bribe-paying was an isolated incident or systemic,  who was
28th July, London – The disqualification over corruption allegations of Pakistan’s Prime Minister must instigate immediate action by UK authorities to act on his UK based assets, according to Transparency International UK. Nawaz Sharif was found to be “no longer eligible to be an honest member of the parliament” by Pakistan’s supreme court, following revelations
19th July 2017, London – Moves to bring about full transparency over who funds Northern Ireland’s political parties are welcome, but this should include the period from 2014-2017 according to Transparency International. The UK Government has recently announced it intends to bring about legislation that requires all political parties in Northern Ireland to publicly reveal the source
The Public Inquiry looking into the Grenfell Tower tragedy must include corruption within its scope, according to  anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.  The remit should cover both whether corruption played a role in either the fire itself or the subsequent mismanagement of the response.
The UK’s failure to reveal the true owners of Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs), has so far left the UK open to corrupt money launderers.
The opening in France of the corruption and money-laundering trial of Teodorin Obiang, highlights that the UK's own weakness when it comes to legal proceedings against kleptocrats looking to launder their ill-gotten gains abroad.
Voters are writing to their candidates in the 2017 General Election, demanding that they fight corruption if elected, as part of a new campaign by Transparency International.
The incorporation of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into the National Crime Agency (NCA), as pledged in the Conservative Party’s manifesto would be a backwards step in the fight against corruption, according to Transparency International.
The next government must ensure Britain has strong and effective safeguards against corruption, including those to confront corruption risks posed by Brexit, warn Transparency International UK to all parties and candidates ahead of the 2017 General Election.
Transparency International’s Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme launches a set of new principles focused on strengthening ethical standards across the pharmaceutical sector in Latin America, promoting integrity and ethical business practices.
The passing into law today of Unexplained Wealth Orders, a provision of the Criminal Finances Bill, is as significant in the global fight against corruption as the 2010 Bribery Act, according to Transparency International UK.
Proposals by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to bring in a public register revealing the true owners of overseas-owned UK property is a welcome move, that can bolster the UK in the fight against dirty money in our property market.

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