Helping companies do business with integrity

Last updated 11 April 2019

The Business Integrity Consultancy Service

Companies that do business in emerging markets must be aware of the risks of bribery and corruption.

The UK government has launched the The Business Integrity Consultancy Service to help companies prepare for and reduce these risks.

The service provides access to consultancy at a reduced fee. It offers up to five days of consultancy for first-time users, which can be spread over two months.

Find out if your company is eligible

The service is available to importers, exporters and foreign investors in countries that receive official development assistance (ODA).

You may also apply if your company has plans to do business with these countries in the future.

To receive the service, your company must:

  • employ up to 250 people
  • have a turnover of up to £44 million

How much will your company have to pay?

Your company will be expected to pay a percentage of the total cost of the service. This is calculated by the size of the company.

Small companies pay 20% of the total cost.

Medium sized companies pay 40% of the total cost.

Example

Company A has 25 employees, a turnover of £15m and exports to Morocco. It applies for 3 days support.

The total fee is £4,500. Company A pays £1,800. The rest is paid by the UK government.

These figures are for illustrative purposes. Actual fees depend on the type of service required.

How to apply

To apply for the The Business Integrity Consultancy Service, check your company’s eligibility and then download an application form.

When you’ve completed the form, email it to the Business Integrity Hub.

Terms and conditions

At times we may prioritise applications from companies who:

  • export, import or invest in Kenya, Pakistan or Mexico
  • consent for us to use their information in a case study

By receiving this service, you agree:

  • that the government and consultant will not be liable for any loss of profits, business, revenue or goodwill
  • that the government and consultant will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature
  • to report evidence or allegations of bribery and corruption to the National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office
  • to provide feedback about the service

This service does not offer legal advice in the event of bribery.

As part of your application, we will sign you up to the monthly newsletter. To opt out, please email us.

More information

For more information about doing business with integrity, you might find it useful to read our advice about: