The UK Anti-Corruption Plan published yesterday sets out clearly the actions that the government will take to tackle corruption in the United Kingdom and stresses the government's priorities for raising international standards against corruption.
Under the UK Anti-Corruption Plan, the National Crime Agency (NCA) will establish a specialist unit, including a multi-agency intelligence team, to tackle bribery and corruption. Whilst the HM Treasury and the Home Office will work out a new action plan addressing any issues on money laundering and terrorist financing.
The plan is attached.
The UK Anti-Corruption Plan, which has over sixty actions for government and partners, will set the strategic direction for all anti-corruption activity over the coming year and ensure greater collaboration and consistency across the public and private sectors. The plan, which paints a comprehensive picture of the threat to the UK from corruption, will highlight ways in which safeguards are being reinforced within key sectors and institutions, including the criminal justice system and associated professions. And by enhancing the response of law enforcement agencies, it will ensure individuals involved in bribery and corruption, or those who hide their illicit assets in the UK, are relentlessly pursued and brought to justice.