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New report: WEAK LINK OR FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE?       THE ROLE OF UK EXPORT FINANCE IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN A POST-CORONAVIRUS AND POST-BREXIT TRADE DRIVE

New report: WEAK LINK OR FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE? THE ROLE OF UK EXPORT FINANCE IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN A POST-CORONAVIRUS AND POST-BREXIT TRADE DRIVE

Spotlight on Corruption is today releasing a major new report on the role of UK Export Finance (UKEF) in fighting corruption in the UK’s post-Brexit and post-coronavirus trade drive. UKEF is a government agency that provides taxpayer support to underwrite the majority of financial risk that UK companies face when exporting abroad. UKEF is being called upon to play an enhanced role in the government’s trade drive. In particular, UKEF’s ability to make direct loans to foreign governments and...

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Civil society groups’ letter to the Director of the SFO on implications of the Airbus Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Civil society groups’ letter to the Director of the SFO on implications of the Airbus Deferred Prosecution Agreement

In the letter, we ask the SFO to look at: whether the regime provides sufficient incentives for companies to self-report whether senior executives are being held to account effectively whether the penalties imposed reflect the full wrongdoing committed whether compensation principles are being effectively applied in DPAs whether there is enough transparency in the DPA regime and whether Article 6 of the OECD Convention is being sufficiently respected particularl with regard to the national...

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