Spotlight on Enforcement

25 November, 2019 | 1 minute read

What’s the issue?

Good laws are only as good as their enforcement. If the UK’s anti-corruption laws are going to stop companies and people from paying bribes, stop corrupt people from using the UK to laundering money, and stop corruption in UK politics, procurement and public bodies, they need to be pro-actively enforced.

Prosecution rates are low in the UK across the board for money laundering and corruption.

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What does Spotlight on Corruption do?

We monitor the enforcement of the UK’s anti-corruption laws by focusing on:

We use the findings of our research to advocate for better enforcement of the UK’s anti-corruption laws.

We focus primarily on cases involving bribes paid overseas by UK-based companies and individuals and laundering of corrupt money from overseas.

This is because the harm caused by this form of bribery and corruption can be devastating in the countries concerned. It increases poverty, hitting the most vulnerable people in the world the worst, and undermines democracy, governance and the rule of law.