Experts: No easy fix for U.K. senior manager accountability shortcomings

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U.K. bosses are unlikely to face fines, jail time, or any other sanction if the companies they run are involved in economic or corporate crime, according to research by Spotlight on Corruption.

The campaign group’s report, “Power Without Responsibility,” found the U.K.’s main investigatory and enforcement agencies responsible for prosecuting serious economic and financial crime have dismal prosecution records against senior executives at large firms.

Since 2013, 6 percent of the investigations carried out under the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) senior managers regime have resulted in any enforcement action, the group found.

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