The Bribery Act came into force on 1 July 2011 and we have produced a policy in response to this act. We are committed to the prevention, deterrence and detection of bribery and have a zero tolerance towards bribery. In addition, we aim to maintain anti-bribery compliance "business as usual", rather than as a one-off exercise.

We require that all our employees, councillors and those we do business with:

  • act honestly and with integrity at all times and to safeguard the organisation's resources
  • comply with the spirit, as well as the letter, of the law in all areas that the council operates

We will also seek to encourage all external partners that we deal with to adopt the same principles and approach towards bribery as set out in this policy.

Should anyone have any concerns or suspicions that bribery may be taking place, we encourage you to report these concerns. Please see the Whistleblowing Policy for details of who to contact.