This launch of a new Occasional Paper from RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies on corruption and fraud in the UK, will highlight the current state of knowledge and identify avenues for its advancement.
Despite the UK’s sustained focus on combatting corruption, the scale and types of domestic corruption in the UK remain poorly understood.
UK anti-corruption policies have historically evolved to address potential UK involvement in overseas corruption, such as foreign bribery. Among other things, this has manifested itself in the development of bribery law, which has been overhauled in part to comply with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Similarly, a raft of initiatives – such as the introduction of Unexplained Wealth Orders – aim to diminish London’s appeal to those who wish to launder corruption proceeds.
As the Year 1 Update to the UK’s Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2022 makes clear, these measures should also be accompanied by tackling UK domestic corruption, in both the public and private sector. Yet significant knowledge gaps persist in our understanding of its scale and types. Thus this event will seek to establish what we know about domestic corruption in the UK and what the implications are, and thus provide a platform for advancing our knowledge and response.
- Katerina Galai, Analyst, RAND Europe
- Steve Goodrich, Research Manager, Transparency International UK
- Anton Moiseienko, Research Fellow, RUSI
- Rachel Sexton, Partner, EY and Member of the Board, Fraud Advisory Panel.