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Bribery Act compliance deadline of 1 July 2011 now fixed by publication of final guidance to companies

30 March 2011

The Ministry of Justice today published its long overdue final guidance on anti-bribery compliance procedures. Consideration of this guidance is essential for any commercial organisations that want to maintain a defence to the new corporate criminal offence under the Bribery Act of failing to prevent bribery. At the same time the Government has confirmed that the Bribery Act will be brought into force on 1 July 2011. Joint guidance by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office and the Director of Public Prosecutions is also published today.

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