It is illegal to offer, promise, give, request, agree, receive or accept bribes - an anti-bribery policy can help protect your business.
You should have an anti-bribery policy if there is a risk that someone who works for you or on your behalf might be exposed to bribery.
Your anti-bribery policy should be appropriate to the level of risk your business faces.
Your policy should include:
- your approach to reducing and controlling the risks of bribery
- rules about accepting gifts, hospitality or donations
- guidance on how to conduct your business, eg negotiating contracts
- rules on avoiding or stopping conflicts of interest
Once you have an anti-bribery policy you should:
- tell your staff and make sure they understand the policy
- monitor and review your policy regularly
Read the leaflet below for more information on how the bribery laws could affect your business. Download 'Bribery Act 2010 guidance' (PDF, 38KB)