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UK Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker

The UK Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by the UK Government at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see whether the Government's words have turned into action...

Pledge statuses

The 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit saw leaders come together and make pledges that, if properly implemented, have real potential to reduce corruption across the world. But unlike other Summits, there was no formal mechanism for follow-up or monitoring to ensure that governments are kept accountable for the promises that they've made.

To fill this gap, Transparency International UK will be monitoring the progress of fifteen commitments made by the UK Government at the Anti-Corruption Summit. The status of each pledge is based on public evidence of progress, rather than TI's internal analysis. As the status moves from 'pending' to 'complete', the colour of the pledge will change from red to green. When a pledge passes its estimated date for completion, the pledge will be marked as 'overdue' until it has been completed.

That a number of the pledges are already 'underway' or 'complete' already demonstrates the need to recognise when progress is made. Scroll down to see how the UK is fulfilling its anti-corruption commitments.

Last updated: 12 December 2017

53.3% COMPLETE 13.3% UNDERWAY 20% PENDING 13.3% OVERDUE

Anti-Corruption Strategy

Cabinet Office and Home Office

Action

Publish Anti-Corruption Strategy by end of 2016, with details of long-term approach to tackling corruption and clear plans for implementation.

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Unexplained Wealth Orders

Home Office

Action

Complete consultation on stronger asset recovery legislation

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Global Forum for Asset Recovery

Home Office

Action

Establish Global Forum for Asset Recovery, with resources to support the Forum.

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Public Central Register of Beneficial Ownership

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Action

Launch public central register of company beneficial ownership information for all UK companies

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Beneficial Ownership of Foreign Companies

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Action

Launch public register of foreign companies who already own or buy property in the UK, or bid on central government contracts

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Corrupt Bidders

Crown Commercial Service

Action

Introduce conviction check process to prevent corrupt bidders from winning public contracts

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Natural Resources Transparency

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, HM Treasury, Financial Conduct Authority and Department for International Development

Action

Enhance company disclosure regarding payments to government for the sale of oil, gas and minerals

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Innovation Hub

Cabinet Office (Government Digital Service)

Action

Launch Anti-Corruption Innovation Hub

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International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre

National Crime Agency

Action

Establish and launch International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre, with sufficient resources

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Open Contracting Data Standard

Crown Commercial Service

Action

Implement Open Contracting Data Standard

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International Sport Integrity Partnership

Department of Culture, Media and Sport

Action

Develop International Sport Integrity Partnership

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Whistleblower Protection

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Action

Review effectiveness of changes to whistleblower legislation

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Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

HM Treasury

Action

Complete IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

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Anti-Corruption Practitioner Partnerships

Department for International Development

Action

Launch practitioner partnerships with Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Afghanistan and Georgia

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Economic Crimes

Ministry of Justice

Action

Launch and complete consultation on plans to extend the scope of the criminal offence of a corporate 'failing to prevent' beyond bribery and tax evasion to other economic crimes

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