Statement on the Boardman review into the Greensill scandal

Image: Number 10 (Flickr)   12 April 2021

James Ibori: Confiscating the corrupt assets of a Nigerian Governor

An overview of all the UK litigation related to James Ibori, with relevant court documents. This is an example of just one of the many case overviews (with documents) we will be publishing on our website as part of a cases database. Court Documents (Click the links to...

The US Department of Justice shouldn’t get away with acting as the bully of anti-bribery enforcement: lessons from the Tom Martin employment tribunal.

On 17th February 2021, a UK employment tribunal found that Tom Martin - a former case controller at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) - had been unfairly and wrongfully dismissed. Martin had been responsible for the agency’s investigation into bribery by oil services...

Press Release: Campaigners call for ‘long overdue’ shakeup of the audit industry for public good

A group of civil society organisations and institutions including Greenpeace, IPPR, Spotlight on Corruption and academics from Sheffield University, today welcomed the opportunity for debate offered by the government’s latest White Paper on audit reform. They called...

The UK’s framework for regulating ethical standards in government is not working. It’s time for an independent Ethics Commission.

Introduction The UK’s approach to regulating ethical standards in government is in dire need of reform. The patchwork of regulatory bodies has developed in response to scandals rather than as a coherent approach to tackling corruption risks. Covid-19 and Brexit have...

Mozambique and the “Tuna Bond” Scandal

An overview of all the UK litigation related to the Mozambican Tuna Bond scandal, with relevant court documents. This is an example of just one of the many case overviews (with documents) we will be publishing on our website as part of a cases database. Court...

Spotlight on Corruption works to end corruption within the UK and wherever the UK has influence 

  • We track how the UK enforces its anti-corruption laws

  • We research ways in which they can be improved

  • We investigate cases where anti-corruption laws have been broken

  • We hold the government and enforcement bodies to account for ensuring anti-corruption laws work properly

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Delve into our work on the UK’s anti-corruption laws, enforcement and emerging issues