Integrity Deferred? An audit of government implementation of standards recommendations made by independent expert bodiesFive months ago, on the steps of Downing Street, new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promised to lead a government with “integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level.” That pledge represented…
Serious Fraud Office responds to Spotlight’s Unaoil enquiry30 May, 2023
Today we are publishing the letter we received from the Serious Fraud Office in response to one sent by Spotlight in February this year asking them to confirm what assessment…
Spotlight on Corruption statement on NCA and Malik Riaz Hussain26 May, 2023
Spotlight has no evidence to support or contradict the allegations (contrary to suggestions that may arise from recent Pakistani press reports) made against Mr Imran Khan in relation to the…
Submission the Public Accounts Committee Inquiry: Tackling fraud and corruption against government, May 202222 May, 2023
This submission first examines two key areas of government activity that are particularly vulnerable to fraud and corruption: government-backed loan schemes and public procurement. It highlights lessons the government should learn from pandemic loan schemes, which were severely affected by fraud, and examines shortcomings in the UK’s public procurement regime, both in how it debars and excludes rogue companies from public contracts, as well as how conflicts of interest are prevented and managed. The submission then looks at two key issues in the overall framework for tackling fraud and corruption against the public purse: the legislative framework and the resourcing of law enforcement to tackle fraud and corruption, so that those who defraud the public purse can be brought to justice, and resources recovered.
Briefing: Q&A on the new ‘failure to prevent fraud’ offence22 May, 2023
Government amendment 84A to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill introduces a new ‘failure to prevent fraud’ offence. This implements an important part of the Law Commission’s recommendations on…
JAVAD MARANDI – Who is the Conservative Party donor with alleged links to the vast money laundering operation known as the Azerbaijani Laundromat?16 May, 2023
Javad Marandi, an international businessman and major donor to the Conservative Party, can nowbe named as someone found to be “a person of importance” in a court case about the…
Press release: Major Conservative Party donor named in dirty money case16 May, 2023
Javad Marandi, an international businessman and major donor to the Conservative Party, can now be named as someone found to be “a person of importance” in a court case about…
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