Bribery in international business

United Kingdom - OECD Anti-Bribery Convention


Monitoring and evaluation

‌United Kingdom's Phase 4 Monitoring Report

2017 - This report details the United Kingdom's achievements and challenges in respect to implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as well as progress made since the Phase 3 evaluation in 2012. 

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United Kingdom's accession

14 December 1998
Deposit of instrument of ratification

15 February 1999
Entry into force of the Convention

1 January 1999
Entry into force of implementing legislation

Monitoring and peer review history

2023 Phase 4 additional report

2021 Addendum to the Follow-up to Phase 4 report

2019 Follow-up to Phase 4 report

2017 Phase 4 report

2014 Follow-up to Phase 3 report

2012 Phase 3 report

2011 Follow-up to Phase 2bis report

2010 Phase 1ter report

2008 Phase 2bis report

2007 Follow-up to Phase 2 report

2005 Phase 2 report

2003 Phase 1bis report

1999 Phase 1 report

News releases


2012 UK increases enforcement of foreign bribery, but concerns remain about transparency and resources

2011 OECD statement on UK Guidance for the Bribery Act

2011 Chair of Working Group on Bribery concerned over delay of Bribery Act

2010 OECD’s Gurría welcomes passage into law of UK Bribery Bill

2009 OECD’s Gurría welcomes the introduction a new Bribery Bill

2008 OECD demands rapid action to enact adequate anti-bribery laws

2007 OECD to conduct a further examination of UK efforts against bribery           


The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

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OECD Working Group on Bribery 

The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions is responsible for monitoring the implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2021 Recommendation and related instruments. The Working Group is made up of representatives from the States Parties to the Convention and meets regularly.

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Monitoring and evaluation

Monitoring of implementation and enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention takes places in successive phases through a rigorous peer-review monitoring system. 

Description of each phase of evaluation





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