Corporate crime – can the Bribery Act be extended?

Extending the UK's powerful Bribery Act to cover fraud is superficially tempting, but will face difficulties


Though the 2010 UK Bribery Act was described as "the toughest anti-corruption" legislation in the world, the practical effects have, so far, proved rather less exciting. More than two years after its implementation, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has only recently brought its first charges under the Act and the number of active investigations is apparently low (at the last count, 25, according to the City of London Police). This is why it is unsurprising that politicians and civil servants are

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