In contrast with the more skeletal guidance now provided by the SFO in England and Wales, on 23 November 2012, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the public prosecutor in Scotland, published revised guidance on its approach to self-reporting by businesses of offences under the Bribery Act 2010. The self-reporting procedure provides (in certain circumstances) for business to avoid prosecution and instead resolve the matter by way of civil settlement. One such civil settlement was recently announced by Aberdeen-based oil/gas drilling firm Abbot Group. Following a decision to self-report, Abbot Group has agreed to pay £5.6 million representing the profits in respect of corrupt payments made in connection with a contract entered into by one of its overseas subsidiaries and an overseas oil and gas company.