Policy Anti - Bribery Policy

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1. Purpose of the policy

Bribery is a criminal offence. In summary Bribery is: 

  • an inducement or reward offered, promised or provided to
  • gain personal, commercial, regulatory or contractual advantage. 

In relation to bribery, our Council’s stance is: 

  • We do not, and will not, pay bribes or offer improper inducements to anyone for any purpose. 
  • We do not, and will not, accept bribes or improper inducements from anyone for any purpose. 
  • We do not, and will not, use a third party as a conduit to channel bribes or encourage bribery in any way. 

We have a zero tolerance approach to bribery and are committed to its prevention, deterrence and detection. We aim to maintain anti-bribery compliance “business as usual”, rather than as a one-off exercise, and our approach applies to everybody who is involved with the work of this Council, including:

  • Councillors
  • Employees
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Suppliers and partners
  • Customers and residents who deal with the Council.

When this policy has been published and will be reviewed

Policy published 29 January 2020 (due for review by 1 September 2022)