UK Parliament set to pass bribery bill

The UK parliament is set to pass the bribery bill today, after the House of Commons yesterday approved the anti-corruption legislation, paving the way for unlimited fines for UK companies found guilty of failure to prevent bribery.

The bill was drafted last year to finally bring the UK in line with long-term lobbying from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and punitive US legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

"Some time today it will be passed," says

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