A court clerk has become the first person to be prosecuted and convicted under the Bribery Act 2010.
The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) repeals previous legislation on bribery, abolishes the common law offence of bribery, and establishes a new statutory regime.
The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011.
Following the introduction of the new Bribery Act 2010 in the UK, the rules on exclusion from selection for public and utilities tenders have been updated.
Contracting authorities will have the discretion to exclude from public tender a company convicted of failure to prevent bribery.
The new UK Bribery Act will come into force on 1 July 2011.
Summary and implicationsThe Ministry of Justice (MoJ) recently announced that the Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011.
The Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011.
At the end of January the Government announced that implementation of the new Bribery Act (originally scheduled for April 2011) would be delayed.
The risk of serious damage to businesses as a result of corruption has increased significantly.