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  • Employment - Internal fraud policy
    Internal fraud policyIt's definitely worth having an internal fraud policy statement to communicate your zero-tolerance attitude and approach to the threat of fraud and that this is likely to involve reporting fraudsters to the police. It can even help you to invoke the statutory defence to the corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Such a policy should be short, simple and focused so that your employees can easily understand it.Public interest disclosureWe've drafted...
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  • Employment - Corporate hospitality report form
    Corporate hospitality report formUse our corporate hospitality report form to facilitate the reporting of corporate hospitality invitations by your employees, where they wish to attend the event. Keep the completed forms in a central location and regularly review them.PolicyOur Corporate Hospitality Policy requires employees to report to their manager any corporate hospitality invitation received from clients, customers, suppliers etc. that they would wish to accept ("routine" events are carved out from this...
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  • Employment - Gifts report form
    Gifts report formUse our gifts report form to give your employees an easy way to declare the receipt of gifts from clients, suppliers, etc. It's then up to you to decide whether the gift is reasonable or whether it's loo lavish and therefore could potentially constitute a bribe contrary to the Bribery Act 2010.Reasonable giftsThe giving and receiving of gifts isn't prohibited under the Bribery Act 2010, provided they're proportionate and reasonable given the sort of business you do. However, what's proportionate...
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  • Employment - Gifts from clients/suppliers policy
    Gifts from clients/suppliers policyIt's always nice to receive tokens of appreciation from your clients. However, the receipt of gifts by employees can be open to abuse and they could even constitute bribes. Our gifts from clients/suppliers policy ensures that all gifts are properly declared and it protects against gifts that are intended to influence business decisions.A small rewardClients and customers sometimes send small gifts as tokens of their appreciation, usually either when a deal is completed or at...
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  • Employment - Corporate hospitality policy
    Corporate hospitality policyOur corporate hospitality policy helps you monitor client entertainment given or received. The Bribery Act 2010 doesn't ban corporate hospitality but you do need to ensure you're properly monitoring and limiting it to what is proportionate and reasonable in all the circumstances. Proportionate and reasonableCorporate hospitality will only amount to bribery under the Bribery Act 2010 if it can be proved that the person offering it intended the recipient to be influenced to act improperly....
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  • Employment - Letter to employee who offers a gift-hospitality without approval
    Letter to employee who offers a gift/hospitality without approval There can be serious consequences for those employers who breach the Bribery Act 2010.  To stay on the right side of the law, ban all staff from offering any corporate gifts or hospitality without your permission and come down hard on any who do. Our letter makes your position clear. Tougher rules  The Bribery Act 2010 makes it a criminal offence for any employee to "offer, promise or give a bribe". Whilst you would never knowingly allow this,...
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  • Employment - Letter permitting employee to offer gift-hospitality
     Letter permitting employee to offer gift/hospitality The Bribery Act 2010 is considered to be the harshest piece of anti-corruption legislation anywhere in the world. Not only does it introduce new corporate criminal offences, employers must now "adequately" prevent bribery from occurring. So you must ensure that your employees don't offer gifts or hospitality as a financial incentive or reward to any clients or customers. Our letter will help you here.harsh laws  The Bribery Act 2010 is not a helpful piece...
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  • Employment - Letter to employee who accepts a gift-hospitality without approval
     Letter to employee who accepts a gift/hospitality without approval The Bribery Act 2010 is a serious piece of legislation; there can be consequences for those employers who breach it. To stay on the right side of the law, you should prohibit staff from accepting corporate gifts or hospitality without your permission and come down hard on those who do. Our letter makes your position clear. Criminal offence  Under the Bribery Act 2010 it is a criminal offence for any employee to "request, agree to receive or...
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