Transparency International’s 2022 index ranks the UK at 18th
The UK has sunk to 18th in the global Corruption Perceptions Index rankings, which is the country’s lowest score in a decade. Transparency International explains that data for the 2022 index was collected between November 2019 and October 2022, during which time the UK government was facing criticism in the media for, amongst other things, its use of a ‘VIP’ fast-track to award PPE contracts to companies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Transparency International’s annual index, which assesses the perceived level of corruption in the public sector in 180 countries and territories through surveys with experts and business leaders, shows that the UK’s score fell from 78 in 2021 to 73 in 2022. The...