Bribery, corruption and money laundering – how to avoid impacts for your business

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You know that bribery, corruption and money laundering are issues that no UK business can ignore and you want to appreciate fully the legal framework. This course will enable you to understand these areas on both a domestic and international level.

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Overview

Bribery, corruption and money-laundering are areas of growing importance in corporate governance to both business and governments, as reflected in the 2010 Bribery Act and the UK government’s 2014 anti-corruption plan. Focusing on construction and property, this course will provide you with a good grasp of the legal landscape. As a result, you will be better equipped to ensure your business avoids any pitfalls both here in the UK and on the international playing field.

Suitability

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to understand these areas of growing importance in corporate governance.

Outcomes

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for their CPD record.

Curriculum

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of:

  • bribery, including the legal framework and definitions
  • the international setting
  • the scope of the 2010 UK Bribery Act
  • active and passive bribery and the corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery
  • appropriate defences for a company and ensuring adequate provisions are in place
  • where the boundaries lie when it comes to hospitality
  • corruption issues in the UK and how property and construction are affected by corrupt practices
  • money laundering.

Leaders

Michael Steed

Michael Steed is a qualified accountant and tax adviser who trained and qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC). He specialises in financial education and tax and personal development.

He has been in professional practice for 25 years advising clients on a wide range of accounting and tax issues, both in the UK and overseas. He is the current Vice President of the Association of Taxation Technicians and sits on its tax technical committee.

Michael is an experienced presenter on tax and financial issues and is a regular speaker at professional conferences. He is also a tax editor for CCH and writes for several magazines, including Tax Adviser and Taxation.

Michael has done a lot of work mentoring young people as they leave school and college and strongly believes that young people should be financially trained as well as specialising in their chosen areas of work and study.

He also thinks that learning about tax and finance should be fun and interactive.