The Bribery Act 2010 was originally intended to come into force in April 2011, with Ministry of Justice guidance on section 9 of the Act (about procedures which commercial organisations can put in place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing) being published in advance, in the early part of 2011 (a three month notice period between publication of the guidance and the date of implementation of the Act). Both were delayed by the MOJ guidance has now been published and the Act is due to come into force on 1 July 2011. Click here to read our newsflash on the Section 9 Guidance.