This is the Bond Anti-Corruption Group’s response to the UK government’s self-assessment of compliance with the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
The Bond group believes that overall the government has produced some significant achievements in the past few years with identifying, tackling and preventing corruption, with political will to tackle corruption strong in certain parts of government. The group particularly welcomes the adoption of the Criminal Finances Act which introduced stronger measures relevant to money laundering and corrupt assets, including the introduction into law of the new Unexplained Wealth Order power.
However, the group also believes that there are significant areas where the UK Government could improve its compliance with the UNCAC both in letter and spirit. The group has outlined its recommendations in the report.