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On Board: a guide for members of statutory boards

Guidance for all those appointed under statute to be members of the boards of public bodies in Scotland.


Bribery

Board members must be familiar with the provisions of the Bribery Act 2010 which came into force on 1 July 2011 and their organisation's policy in this area. The Act makes it a criminal offence for a person to take part in active bribery (making a bribe) or passive bribery (receiving a bribe). All public bodies operate a zero tolerance approach to bribery, with any allegations investigated in accordance with the relevant procedures and reported to the appropriate authorities.

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