Economic Crime

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st July 2016.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General 12:00 am, 21st July 2016

Under existing law, a company faces criminal liability only if prosecutors can prove that a sufficiently senior person knew about the criminal conduct. That can be extremely hard to prove, especially in large companies with complex management structures. That is why the Government will consult on whether the “failure to prevent” model should be extended to other types of economic offending.