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  • bribery training

    Essentials: Bribery Training

  • bribery training

    Essentials: Bribery Training

  • bribery training

    Essentials: Bribery Training

Bribery Prevention training:

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The UK Bribery Act 2010 is one of the toughest anti-bribery laws in the world and applies to all employees in public and private organisations.

Transparency International defines bribery as, “the offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an inducement for an action which is illegal, unethical or a breach of trust.”

Skillcast's Bribery training aims to help learners understand how they can resist and avoid bribery in all its forms. By the end of this module, learners should feel competent in demonstrating understanding of bribery risks, and the steps that they will need to take to help avoid and prevent bribery and comply with the UK Bribery Act. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Define what bribery is
  • Explain the consequences of offering or accepting bribes
  • Describe the provisions of the UK Bribery Act 2010
  • Recognise common bribery red flags
  • Comply with our Company's policies for gifts, corporate hospitality, travel expenses and facilitation payments
  • Recognise when and how to seek advice, and report concerns or suspicions of bribery
Course Content
  1. Bribery is an enormous problem
  2. Bribery is detrimental to society
  3. Bribery  is a crime
  4. We have zero tolerance for bribery
  5. What can be a bribe?
  6. You make the call: Could it be a bribe?
  7. Offering non-cash favours
  8. Using intermediaries
  9. Strict liability
  10. Who could be liable?
  11. UK Bribery Act 2010
  12. Bribery Act offences
  13. Penalties
  14. Bribery prosecutions
  15. Bribery Act prosecutions
  16. The corporate offence
  17. Is the company responsible for associated persons?
  18. You make the call: Associated persons
  19. Bribery of foreign public officials
  20. Who is a foreign public official?
  21. You make the call: Foreign public officials
  22. Example: Pfizer
  23. Associated persons: Due diligence
  24. Corporate legal responsibility
  25. Associated persons
  26. Example: Aon
  27. Checklist: Preventing bribery
  28. Red flags
  29. Dealing with third parties
  30. Bribe offered but not paid
  31. Bribe solicited by manager
  32. Example: Supermarket bribery case
  33. Gifts and hospitality
  34. Hospitality
  35. Hospitality: Reasonable, proportionate and bona fide
  36. Gifts and expenses
  37. Travel
  38. Common sense with gifts and hospitality
  39. Scenario 1: An invitation
  40. Scenario 2: A business meeting
  41. Scenario 3: A conference
  42. Donations and sponsorships
  43. Scenario 1: A tender
  44. Scenario 2: A fundraising event
  45. Facilitation payments
  46. When can a facilitation payment be justified?
  47. Getting advice and raising concerns
  48. Reporting
  49. Should I report or not?
  50. Scenario 1: A manager asks for a discount
  51. Scenario 2: A lunch invitation
  52. Scenario 3: Dealing with agents
  53. Scenario 4: Charitable projects
  54. US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  55. FCPA and UK Bribery Act compared
  56. FCPA penalties
  57. Summary
  58. Assessment
Feature Description
Duration Approximately 40 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary


Download Skillcast's free trainer's handbook on Doing Business Without Bribery

Why does bribery and corruption exist?

Figures released by Transparency International show that 68% of countries still have a serious corruption problem, and there isn't a single country worldwide that is completely free from corruption.

There are several theories that suggest why bribery and corruption exists, but it typically occurs when individuals are persuaded to use illicit means to maximise personal or corporate profit.

Despite a world-wide effort to try and eradicate bribery, it still remains a widespread problem and one that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.

As a result, bribery laws are tightening up, and in order for businesses to grow and continue to be successful, there is a greater need than ever to follow procedures for gifts, hospitality, expenses, donations, recruitment, client take-on, and partnerships.

Types of offences

There are four offences under the UK Bribery Act:

  • Paying or offering to pay a bribe - known as active bribery
  • Receiving a bribe, favour or other advantage - known as passive bribery
  • Bribing a foreign public official
  • Failing to prevent bribery

The last point is something all business owners should take careful note of, as it places a burden of proof on companies to show they have adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery. In other words, even if a company has no knowledge of the bribery taking place, they can still be held accountable if they fail to prove they had adequate measures in place to prevent it.


The penalties if found guilty of any of the above four offences are severe. Individuals could face up to 10 years in prison and unlimited fines. Companies can also be subject to unlimited fines.

Preventative measures

So, the question remains - how can we fight bribery and corruption and how can we reduce it happening in the workplace?

Business owners should ensure that they:

  • Establish an anti-bribery and corruption policy
  • Ensure that all employees are familiar with bribery and corruption laws and they understand their responsibilities and what they should do if they suspect any corrupt activity happening in the company
  • Conduct due diligence on all third parties and ensure they have valid credentials for the activities being undertaken
  • Have monitoring and reporting requirements in place for third parties representing the business
  • Establish a clear and unambiguous process for reporting any suspicious activity

There is a whole host of options available to ensure your employees are up to scratch with bribery laws and regulations. Most notably, making it mandatory for your staff at all levels in the business to complete online training courses in Bribery & Corruption. Interactive training courses will not only teach your employees everything they need to know, but will also allow them to test their knowledge and demonstrate their understanding on what they have learnt.

Click here to download Skillcast's free anti-bribery training presentation

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