U.K. Government Urged by Lawmakers to Stiffen Bribery Bill

July 28th, 2009


U.K. lawmakers urged the government to tighten proposed corruption laws, saying companies should shoulder the blame when their employees use bribes at home or abroad.

The cross-party committee set up to examine the draft Bribery Bill recommends making a company or partnership “strictly liable” for any bribe paid by a person performing services on its behalf, except where the organization proves that adequate anti-bribery procedures were in place.

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