Category - corruption

  • October 26, 2010

    Campaigners have welcomed the news that arms giant BAE Systems is to have its accounts investigated by the Accountancy and Acturial Discipline Board.

  • October 20, 2010

    Attempts by the arms giant BAE Systems to recruit graduates to their business were met by a series of protests at a major careers fair in central London.

  • July 31, 2010

    Christian Aid has welcomed a US law challenging corruption in poor countries and boosting pressure for global reforms against tax dodging and bribery.

  • April 30, 2010

    Supporters of the Campaign Against Arms Trade will be active inside and outside the AGM of BAE Systems, one of the world's largest arms companies, in London next week.

  • April 15, 2010

    The Serious Fraud Office remains under pressure over its controversial 'plea bargain' with the multinational arms company BAE Systems, despite the end of legal action.

  • March 2, 2010

    The High Court has granted an injunction prohibiting the director of the Serious Fraud Office from taking any further steps in its plea bargain settlement with BAE Systems.

  • February 13, 2010

    The Serious Fraud Office is to face legal action over its “plea bargain” with the arms company BAE Systems. The Campaign Against Arms Trade and The Corner House have begun the process of a judicial review.

  • February 9, 2010

    Faced with allegations of corruption in five continents, the arms company BAE Systems have agreed with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to pay out £30 million and admit to criminal charges involving “accounting irregularities”.

  • February 2, 2010

    In a potential breakthrough, a former agent of the arms company BAE Systems has been charged with corruption offences. The news has been welcomed by the Campaign Against Arms Trade, who say that the truth must come out in court.

  • December 15, 2009

    A range of British and international NGOs have urged politicians not to water down the Bribery Bill which was presented to the House of Lords last week. They insist that bribery is a “threat to development and democracy”.