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May 16, 2016 at 10:40

Anti-Corruption Summit 2016

Anti-Corruption Summit 2016

 

On 12 May, the Prime Minister will host the Anti-Corruption Summit to step up global action to expose, punish and drive out corruption in all walks of life.

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This summit is seeking to galvanise a global response to tackle corruption. As well as agreeing a package of actions to tackle corruption across the board, it will deal with issues including corporate secrecy, government transparency, the enforcement of international anti-corruption laws, and the strengthening of international institutions.

This is the first summit of its kind, bringing together world leaders, business and civil society to agree a package of practical steps to:

  • expose corruption so there is nowhere to hide
  • punish the perpetrators and support those affected by corruption
  • drive out the culture of corruption wherever it exists

The summit will be preceded by a conference on 11 May for leaders in civil society, business and government who are championing the fight against corruption.

Find out more about the Tackling Corruption Together conference.

Since 2010, the UK government has:

  • led the way on tackling tax evasion and tax avoidance, bringing in more than £2 billion from offshore tax evaders
  • been the first member of the G20 to establish a public central registry of company beneficial ownership information which will go live in June 2016, and pushed its G7 and G20 partners to do the same
  • introduced some of the world’s strictest legislation on bribery through the Bribery Act 2010, making it a criminal offence for a company to fail to prevent a bribe being paid
  • co-chaired a UN panel that put tackling corruption at the heart of the new UN Development Goals and transformed the way the international community fights poverty

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