The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery has today received assurances from the highest levels of the UK government that the guidance necessary to implement the nation’s Bribery Act 2010 will be published shortly.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría hailed the budgetary measures announced today by U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as a courageous move that will underpin fiscal consolidation while supporting economic recovery.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed the passage into law of the UK Bribery Bill.
The OECD is pleased to see the commitment being made by the UK government to the fight against foreign bribery,” Mr Gurría said.
Widespread drought, falling agricultural production and rising sea levels are just some of the devastating effects of climate change graphically illustrated in a new map produced by UK government’s Meteorological Office.
Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.
The OECD welcomes the announcement today of a package of measures between Liechtenstein and the United Kingdom intended to ensure effective exchange of information for tax purposes between the two countries and to address the important issue of undeclared funds in a cooperative way.
The economic crisis is likely to cause the first major fall in the number of migrants coming to work in OECD countries since the 1980s, according to a new OECD report.
Guernsey and the United Kingdom have today signed a bilateral agreement for exchange of information for tax purposes bringing to 10 the number of such agreements entered into by Guernsey.
The OECD’s Working Group on Bribery sharply criticised the United Kingdom’s failure to bring its anti-bribery laws into line with its international obligations under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and urged the rapid introduction of new legislation.