The Bribery Act 2010 – Essential Refresher and Update

Speaker:  Steve Giles  |  CPD Hours: 3.0

Price £375 plus VAT

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OBJECTIVES

This half-day course provides delegates with an essential update and refresher on the Bribery Act 2010. Ongoing training is an essential component of “adequate procedures” and a lot has happened since the Act came into effect in July 2011 in terms of case law and the attitude of the authorities. 

The course begins with an overview of anti-bribery and corruption initiatives around the world: the work of Transparency International; the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; and the forthcoming ISO 37001 on anti-bribery management systems. It then reviews the main sections and offences of the Bribery Act itself and focusses on the adequate procedures that organisations must have in place to prevent bribery.  Delegates will learn about the key controls that are required. They will also be brought up to date with recent developments such as Deferred Prosecution Agreements. They will be shown examples of how different organisations have revised their controls and procedures in practice in order to comply with the Act. The course is highly inter-active throughout, with practical tips, case studies and lessons learned from a review of recent cases.   

CONTENT

  • Bribery and corruption threats worldwide
  • International response – the FCPA and the new international anti-bribery standard
  • Transparency International and the Corruption Perceptions Index
  • The Bribery Act 2010: context; main provisions; responsibilities; scope; and penalties
  • The six principles of bribery prevention
  • Adequate procedures explained and discussed and the key anti-bribery controls analysed
  • Examples of how different organisations have complied with the requirements of the Act
  • Update on recent developments in the UK: cases reviewed; attitude of the authorities; and Deferred Prosecution Agreements
  • Headline cases and practical examples

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Directors, finance and procurement professionals, internal auditors, compliance officers, operational risk managers, ethics, HR and security officers and all those responsible for implementing anti-fraud and corruption programmes in their organisations.     

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