Yesterday I wrote:
"..Sprowston Parish Council is of the view that the £20 gifts represent a potential breach of the Bribery Act 2010 (intended to prevent corruption in foreign business deals involving UK firms).
The parish council deem these gifts to be a breach of that Act, even though Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, insisted the other week that the Act would not prevent businessmen and women from giving one another corporate hospitality such as days out watching rugby at Twickenham.
Sprowston Parish Council (who clearly believe that they know the law better than the Justice Secretary) are unmoved:
'Whilst the good intentions of some clubs to reward our staff for their work is appreciated, with the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010 it's requested that this practice ceases at it places the employee in a difficult position. I'm sure you will understand and respect this.'..."
I am gemused to read that the Ministry of Justice have now officially confirmed that:
"A Christmas tip for grounds staff would not constitute a bribe."
As said, anyone with half a brain could have told the council that.
Councils are the enemy of the people!
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