UK anti-corruption strategy 2017 to 2022

From: Department for International Development and Home Office
Part of: Crime pre­ven­tion
Published: 11 December 2017

The cross-gov­ern­ment anti-cor­rup­tion strat­e­gy pro­vides a frame­work to guide UK gov­ern­ment action to tack­le cor­rup­tion for the peri­od to 2022.


UK anti-cor­rup­tion strat­e­gy 2017 to 2022
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Published in December 2017, the anti-cor­rup­tion strat­e­gy estab­lish­es an ambi­tious longer-term frame­work to guide UK gov­ern­ment efforts to tack­le cor­rup­tion at home and abroad in the peri­od to 2022.

It sets out a longer term vision of anti-cor­rup­tion action lead­ing to:

  • reduced threats to our nation­al security
  • stronger eco­nom­ic oppor­tu­ni­ties (espe­cial­ly for British business)
  • greater pub­lic trust and con­fi­dence in our institutions

This strat­e­gy sets out 6 clear pri­or­i­ties for this Parliament. These are:

  • reduce the insid­er threat in high-risk domes­tic sec­tors such as bor­ders and ports
  • strength­en the integri­ty of the UK as an inter­na­tion­al finan­cial centre
  • pro­mote integri­ty across the pub­lic and pri­vate sectors
  • reduc­ing cor­rup­tion in pub­lic pro­cure­ment and grants
  • improv­ing the busi­ness envi­ron­ment globally
  • work­ing with oth­er coun­tries to com­bat corruption

The strat­e­gy will ensure that our efforts are joined up across gov­ern­ment and include close col­lab­o­ra­tion with civ­il soci­ety, pri­vate sec­tor, law enforce­ment, and oth­er part­ners — who play a crit­i­cal role in tack­ling corruption.

The strat­e­gy builds upon our exist­ing anti-cor­rup­tion efforts, includ­ing the 2014 anti-cor­rup­tion action plan, 2016 London anti-cor­rup­tion sum­mit, nation­al secu­ri­ty strat­e­gy, seri­ous and organ­ised crime strat­e­gy, action plan for anti-mon­ey laun­der­ing and counter-ter­ror­ist finance, and the fight­ing fraud and cor­rup­tion local­ly strategy.

UK anti-cor­rup­tion strat­e­gy 2017 to 2022