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UK anti-corruption plan

The UK’s cross-government anti-corruption plan brings together all of the UK’s activity against corruption in one place.

The plan incorporates our work and the work of other authorities on sports betting integrity and match-fixing. It will ensure that future activity to tackle corruption is joined up and collaborative across government, civil society organisations, law enforcement and other partners. 

What is the Sports Betting Integrity National Action Plan?

The National Action Plan is developed by the Sports Betting Integrity Forum, of which the Gambling Commission is a member. 

It sets out the national approach and high level plans to address the risks of sports betting corruption and match-fixing. 

It will focus on aligning sports, sports betting and criminal justice policies in tackling corruption and the protection of Britain’s reputation and influence. 

The plan will set out in broad terms the focus of agencies, sports governing bodies/associations, betting businesses and government in delivering effective actions to identify and control risks associated with match-fixing. 

It will build on our success in identifying and responding to the threats, using our experiences to harness the benefits arising from information sharing and collaborations between sports, licensed betting businesses and agencies in Britain and abroad. 

Whilst we do not believe that we have a widespread problem in Britain, we have experienced some instances of betting related corruption and we cannot afford to be complacent. Those responsible for corrupting the integrity of sports and sports betting are determined and resourceful and our efforts need to be sustained. 

The plan reflects the belief that match-fixing presents a continual challenge for the governance, culture, reputation and operational capabilities of sports and sports betting businesses and will recognise that national threat has international dimensions because of the global nature of sport, betting and communications.