The Government’s Anti-corruption Plan

On December 18 2014 the UK government published its Anti-corruption Plan. The plan recognises that bribery and corruption are major issues across the public and private sectors and seeks to make the United Kingdom a leader in the global effort to combat them. The plan gives the National Crime Agency (NCA) the lead role in the fight against corruption and promises the creation of a new central bribery and corruption unit under the aegis of the NCA that will be tasked with boosting the UK response to cases of international corruption and acting as a centre for excellence. Some have read into this an indication of the future of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and have used it to consider whether the SFO should continue in its existing form, or alternatively be remodelled to meet envisaged changes to the investigation and prosecution of economic crime.

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