Corporate Governance Framework
1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) has developed this plan to support its Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy. The plan sets out how employees should report suspicions of fraud, and how investigations will be conducted and concluded.
2. Given the nature of the Commission’s functions, and with consistent application by management and employees of the designated systems of internal control and management practices, the risk of fraud occurring within the Commission is considered to be low. Complacency should be avoided and it is important for all employees to remain vigilant in addressing this risk. However, such vigilance should be kept in perspective, and not lead to the creation of an unproductive climate of suspicion in the workplace.
3. The Commission considers that there is a higher risk of corrupt practices, or the perception of corrupt practices, given the nature of its activities. For this reason, the Commission has strict rules governing the receipt and giving of gifts and hospitality. These rules are set out in the Employee and Commissioner Codes of Conduct. The underlying presumption is that employees should not accept hospitality from operators or potential operators or from significant contractors or potential contractors.
4. This response plan has been tailored to the Commission’s circumstances and reflects the likely nature and scale of losses which may occur through fraud and corruption.
Last updated: 27 February 2023
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