Transparency International (UK)

Holding Power To Account In Challenging Times

Corruption. The abuse of power for private gain. It creates & perpetuates inequality, poverty & injustice, skewing public decision making to favour the interests of the powerful at the expense of wider society. We seek support to expose & prevent corruption so that no one suffers its consequences.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1112842)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • OtherOther


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Integrity in public life, democracy & good governance are now under threat in the UK. We are seeing those at the heart of government openly flouting the boundaries of acceptable behaviour & abusing entrusted power, putting billions of pounds of public resource & – in the case of COVID-19 contracting, human life - at risk. We are at a critical moment; experience tells us once we allow norms & standards to slip & civic space to shrink, democracy & accountability will be much harder to restore.


Since 1995, we have led the fight against corruption in the UK. We use research & evidence to understand/expose it & to develop practical solutions. We build coalitions across civil society, media, government, business & politics to advocate for change. This means driving the use & improvement of law & systems to provide greater accountability as well as changing public & private sector attitudes & behaviour to stop corruption. Our experienced team has a powerful record in securing impact.

  • There can be no faith in Government if our highest offices are excused from scrutiny - they should be setting the example of transparency

    — Edward Snowden

  • A combination of the breadth & complexity of the crisis [COVID-19], the need for a rapid response & a lack of sufficient state capacity has led to the perfect storm for increased opportunities for corruption

    — Professor Heather Marquette – Professor

  • Professional, objective, well-informed, focused and insistent – [that is TI-UK]

    — Sir David Green, Former Director - Serious Fraud Office (SFO)