It is illegal to offer, promise, give, request, agree, receive or accept bribes - an anti-bribery policy can help protect your business.

You should have an anti-bribery policy if there is a risk that someone who works for you or on your behalf might be exposed to bribery.

Your anti-bribery policy should be appropriate to the level of risk your business faces. Your policy should include:

  • your approach to reducing and controlling the risks of bribery
  • rules about accepting gifts, hospitality or donations
  • guidance on how to conduct your business, eg negotiating contracts
  • rules on avoiding or stopping conflicts of interest

Read the leaflet below for more information on how the bribery laws could affect your business.

Once you have an anti-bribery policy you should:

  • tell your staff and make sure they understand the policy
  • monitor and review your policy regularly

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