We are committed to ensuring that we conduct our business in an open, ethical and transparent manner.
Our Anti-Bribery Policy applies to all staff and other persons associated with the University. The policy operates in the context of the Bribery Act 2010, and all other related UK legislation which governs bribery and corruption.
Bribery is defined as giving someone a financial or other advantage to perform their functions or activities improperly or to reward that person for having already done so. A bribe does not have to be cash, neither does it have to be received; offering or requesting a bribe is sufficient to contravene the Act.
Bribery could include seeking to influence a decision maker by giving some kind of extra benefit other than what can legitimately be offered as part of a tender process. It could also include donations made to an institution which might be seen as influencing a trustee or official to act or decide in a certain way.
The Act is not intended to cover genuine hospitality or similar business expenditure that is reasonable and proportionate. Genuine hospitality, promotional or other business expenditure, in line with the guidance contained in our Financial Regulations can still be provided or accepted.
For further advice and guidance on the Anti-Bribery Policy please contact the Assurance Service team in the Department of Strategic Planning and Governance.