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The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see whether the words have turned into action...

The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see who has kept to their word...

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UK

The UK launched its public register of UK company beneficial ownership information in June 2016, and undertook a Fiscal Transparency Evaluation in November 2016. In the same month, the UK implemented the Open Contracting Data Standard, and in February 2017 the International Sport Integrity Partnership was launched. Unexplained Wealth Orders were passed into law in April 2017, as an element of the Criminal Finances Act, and the International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre was formally launched in July 2017.

There has been no evidence of progress on the UK’s pledge to review recent legislation on whistleblower protection – and in fact there remains little clarity around specifically which piece of legislation this commitment refers to. There is also no public evidence of activity on the introduction of conviction check processes to prevent corrupt bidders with relevant convictions from winning public contracts or having the UK enhance company disclosure of payments to governments for the sale of oil, gas and minerals. All three of these pledges are marked as inactive.

The UK’s commitment to establish an Anti-Corruption Innovation Hub is overdue, and the pledge to launch a consultation on penalties for companies failing to prevent facilitate economic crimes is overdue - although a call for evidence was launched, a consultation was not.

More information on the UK Government's progress on its Anti-Corruption Summit commitments can be found here.

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10.4%
UNDERWAY
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13.3%
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20%
INACTIVE
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23%
COMPLETE
These pledges have been completed and are no longer running
Unexplained Wealth Orders
Asset Recovery UK

The UK is consulting on stronger asset recovery legislation, including non-conviction based confiscation powers and the introduction of unexplained wealth orders.

EVIDENCE
Public Register
Beneficial Ownership UK

The UK’s public central register of company beneficial ownership information for all companies incorporated in the UK will be launched in June 2016.

EVIDENCE
Open Contracting Data Standard
Public Procurement UK

The UK Crown Commercial Service will implement the Open Contracting Data Standard by October 2016. The UK is trialling the principles of this Standard in High Speed Two (HS2). The UK will join the new Contracting 5 group to promote open contracting globally.

EVIDENCE
International Sport Integrity Partnership
Sports UK

The UK will continue to work with international sports bodies, other countries and international organisations to develop an International Sport Integrity Partnership.

EVIDENCE
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre
Law Enforcement UK

The UK will work with others to establish an International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre and will provide people and resources to support it

EVIDENCE
IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluation
Tax UK

The UK also commits to undertake an IMF Fiscal Transparency Evaluation.

EVIDENCE
Global Asset Recovery Forum
Asset Recovery UK

The UK will work with others to establish a Global Forum for Asset Recovery and will provide resources to support it. We will co-host the inaugural meeting of the Global Forum with the United States of America in 2017, focusing on Nigeria, Ukraine, Tunisia and Sri Lanka.

EVIDENCE
Anti-Corruption Strategy
Anti-Corruption Environment UK

The UK will develop a cross-government Anti-Corruption Strategy by the end of 2016, which will set out our long-term vision for tackling corruption, including how we will implement the following commitments.

EVIDENCE
ONGOING
THERE ARE NO ONGOING PLEDGES
UNDERWAY
These pledges are underway and on target
Property
Beneficial Ownership UK

The UK will also establish a public register of company beneficial ownership information for foreign companies who already own or buy property in the UK, or who bid on UK central government contracts.

EVIDENCE
Practitioner Partnerships
Training and Assistance UK

The UK will launch practitioner partnerships on institutional integrity with Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Afghanistan and Georgia to share expertise in the areas of audit, financial regulation, anticorruption, and parliamentary budget oversight. The UK will support a learning exchange for the Institutional Integrity Network at the OECD

EVIDENCE
OVERDUE
These pledges are underway but have fallen behind target
Tax Laws and Regulation
Tax UK

The UK is introducing a penalty for UK companies that fail to prevent their employees from facilitating tax evasion, including in other jurisdictions; and is launching a consultation on extending this penalty to a wider range of economic crimes, such as money-laundering, fraud and false accounting.

EVIDENCE
Innovation Hub
Innovation UK

The UK is launching an Anti-Corruption Innovation Hub with other countries to support social innovators, technology experts, and data scientists to collaborate with law enforcement and civil society organisations on innovative approaches to anti-corruption.

EVIDENCE
INACTIVE
These pledges are are inactive and not making any progress
Protecting Whistleblowers
Whistleblower and Civil Society Space Protection UK

The UK is committed to providing effective protections for whistleblowers and made recent legislative changes to make the system more transparent. The UK will review the effectiveness of these changes

Corrupt Bidders
Public Procurement UK

The UK will introduce a conviction check process to prevent corrupt bidders with relevant convictions from winning public contracts, and is committed to exploring ways of sharing such information across borders.

Commodities Trading Transparency
Natural Resources UK

The UK will work with others to enhance company disclosure regarding payments to government for the sale of oil, gas and minerals, complementing our commitment to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The UK will, with others, explore the scope for a common global reporting standard.