Bribery Act looms as guidance is published

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The Bribery Act, which is scheduled to come into force in July this year, creates four distinct criminal offences of: bribing another; being bribed; bribing a foreign official and (for commercial organisations) failing to prevent bribery.

The purpose of the guidance is to set out the directors' approach to deciding whether to bring a prosecution under the Act.

The DPP, Keir Starmer QC, head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "While the Act takes a robust approach to commercial bribery

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