- A UK Company paying a huge sum to a foreign company acting as their agent in that country in order to secure a large contract and thus increase their business and secure jobs in the UK
- A UK Company paying a huge sum to a Local Council to secure planning permission and thus increase their business and secure jobs in the UK
In the second instance, Tesco is to build a state-of-the-art police station in West Bromwich in order to secure planning permission for their biggest store to date (today's Sunday Mail),
Can anyone please explain why the first example constitutes bribery and the second does not. Do the Police overlook the matter because they are the beneficiaries?
I wonder who would investigate if some person or organisation made a formal complaint about possible bribery?