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.
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.