corruption

  • 8 Dec 2012

    As the world observes International Anti-Corruption Day today (9 December), the UK government is being asked to do more to end financial secrecy.

  • 14 Nov 2012

    Ordinary members of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority at Westminster will not reapply for their positions and say it is being undermined.

  • 2 May 2012

    The chairman of arms giant BAE Systems has refused to rule out selling arms to the Saudi government even if the country uses them to put down peaceful protests.

  • 26 Mar 2012

    Scandal has erupted over an offer to dine with the UK Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, and influence policy, in return for money. Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas was filmed promising undercover journalists access to the top reaches of government, in return for donations of up to £250,000. The reporters, from the Sunday Times, had posed as overseas wealth fund managers.

  • 23 Nov 2011

    Churches in India have prepared a suggested version of anti-corruption legislation, due to be considered in Parliament in early December.

  • 27 Jul 2011

    A member of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) has said it is "make or break" time for the police, following allegations of bribery.

  • 19 Jul 2011

    Multinational arms firm BAE Systems was grilled by MPs over the methods by which it proposes to pay almost £30 million to the people of Tanzania.

  • 19 Jul 2011

    As the MPs' questioning of the Murdochs came to an end this afternoon (19 July 2011), there was a clear reminder that some politicians' have not overcome their fear of Rupert Murdoch. Louise Mensch (formerly Louise Bagshawe) threw the Murdochs a lifeline by suggesting that hacking was common at British tabloid newspapers. She admittedly threw in some soundbites about Rupert Murdoch resigning, before telling him she admired his "immense courage" for carrying on with the hearing after being hit by some sort of custard pie.

  • 26 May 2011

    There are whispers in Whitehall that a decision on the future of the Serious Fraud Office is imminent. The Home Office is considering rolling the Serious Fraud Office’s lawyers into the Crown Prosecution Service, while its investigators would be hived off into a new FBI-esque crime agency. And all this against the advice of most experts in the field.

  • 11 Apr 2011

    Guidance published at the end of last month by the Ministry of Justice effectively emasculates the 2010 UK Bribery Act, Christian Aid has said.