Corruption is widespread and deep-rooted problem in UK: Report

The anti-corruption group, Transparency International, has issued a "wake-up call" as it believes that key government departments are too complacent or even in denial about the increasing threat of corruption, according to The Guardian.

Chandrashekhar Krishnan, Transparency International's executive director, said, "Disturbingly there is complacency and a lack of knowledge of the extent of [the] problem in key sectors."

"Some of our most trusted institutions are vulnerable, and there are inadequate procedures to detect and prevent corruption," Krishnan was quoted as saying by the paper.

The group, which says it is publishing the most extensive study into corruption in Britain after two years of research, highlights four areas of particular concern – prisons, parliament, political parties and sport.

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