Facilitation Payments

What is a facilitation Payment?

Facilitation Payments are typically unofficial payments made to secure or expedite a routine government action by a government official whose duties are essentially administrative in nature. The Facilitation Payment is made in order to secure the performance of routine governmental non-discretionary actions to which the payer is legally entitled.

It is unlawful and a criminal offence for an Employee to solicit; receive; accept or offer to accept a Facilitation Payment.

Facilitation payments should not be accepted or made; it is simply another form of bribery.

If you make or accept a payment which could possibly be misunderstood as a Facilitation Payment, you should notify your line manager immediately.

If you see an official involved in this practice, report it to the Anti-fraud Hotline 0800 102 201 immediately.