In-house Legal Bulletin - December 2016

Government Crackdown on Corruption and Unexplained Wealth

Over the past year the Government has increasingly taken a stand against corruption and associated economic crimes. Earlier this year, at an international anti-corruption summit hosted in London, David Cameron signalled that his administration was planning an extension of 'failure to prevent' offences for companies.

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Director disqualified for breach of competition law

The Competition and Markets Authority has recently obtained a disqualification undertaking from the director of a company found to be in breach of competition law. It is the first time this power has been used.

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Increased focus on workplace racism calls for employers to take immediate action

A new report investigating racist behaviour within the workplace was released earlier this month. The report highlighted that racist behaviour in the workplace was still commonplace and employers will face increased pressure to take action.

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