What is the Corporate Criminal Offences Resources Toolkit?


Our CCO Resources Toolkit (CCORT) provides all the tools, templates and knowhow you need to help you respond to the UK’s Corporate Criminal Offences (CCO).

The CCORT includes a CCO risk assessment template with detailed guidance, CCO policies, internal and external communications, updates to contractual terms, due diligence procedures, contractor declaration forms and a CCO training deck.

The CCO Resources Toolkit walks you through compliance including what to consider when carrying out your own CCO Risk Assessment. Our policies align to HMRC’s ‘Six Guiding Principles’ of the CCO defence.

Our CCORT flyer provides full details of everything included in the Toolkit and how it will help your organisation meet the requirements of compliance.

Corporate Criminal Offences: Protecting your business


The simple steps to building a defence to the CCO legislation.

HMRC guidance is that an organisation must first carry out a documented risk assessment.

The Corporate Criminal Offences Resources Toolkit (CCORT) provides you with everything your organisation needs to complete your CCO Risk Assessment and then implement next steps, which typically include:

  • roll out of policies and procedures
  • internal and external communication with suppliers and associated persons
  • implementation of new processes and training.

In addition, the Full Toolkit also delivers guidance on potential areas of impact for your business to help you set priorities and allocate resources. The CCORT uses a clear and simple traffic light system.

What is in this toolkit?


Comprehensive support and guidance is offered at each stage aligned to HMRC’s ‘Six Guiding Principles’, working through the toolkit will put you in a strong position to develop a CCO defence.

The CCO Resources Toolkit includes the following template documents to assist you in updating your existing controls:

  1. Impact questions that act as a useful precursor to your formal risk assessment
  2. Template CCO Risk Register and detailed guidance, including example risk areas
  3. Typical CCO Response Implementation Plan
  4. Board Paper on CCO
  5. Detailed internal communication on CCO
  6. Internal CCO Policy
  7. External comms and contractual terms for suppliers
  8. Individual Contractors declaration template
  9. Declaration templates for agency workers and contractors
  10. Example contractual terms with Suppliers relevant for CCO
  11. Internal Supplier Due Diligence Checklist.

We work with organisations across all sectors and from global FTSE100s to fast growth UK based businesses. Our well-established methodology is adapted to the needs of each of our 300 clients, from facilitated risk assessment workshops to identify key risk areas. If you require something more in depth please get in touch directly.

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We were very pleased with the output from the CCO Resources Toolkit. This has been shared at Board level and we are using the templates provided to update our existing controls.

Andrew Grimwood, Finance Director, allbeauty

Aligned to HMRC's Six Guiding Principles


  1. RISK ASSESSMENT
    Before any other actions, you must document a CCO risk assessment. The CCORT provides a CCO Risk Register template with detailed guidance for completion.
  2. TOP LEVEL COMMITMENT
    You must demonstrate involvement at a senior level. The CCORT provides a template Board paper with detailed guidance on completion.
  3. DUE DILIGENCE
    Due diligence is a key area of control and a current focus for HMRC. The CCORT will update and improve your ‘supplier take-on’ process to align with HMRC guidance.
  4. PROPORTIONALITY
    The CCORT helps you determine the level of impact of the CCO legislation on your business. Your prevention procedures must match the level of risk, based on the size and complexity of your business.
  5. COMMUNICATION
    All organisations must raise awareness of CCO legislation both internally and externally. The CCORT provides the templates you need. You can also purchase separately a CCO eLearning Module.
  6. MONITOR AND REVIEW
    The CCORT provides guidance on monitoring and reviewing the CCO processes and defences you have established.

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We work with organisations across all sectors and from global FTSE100s to fast growth UK based businesses. Our well-established methodology is adapted to the needs of each of our 300 clients, from facilitated risk assessment workshops to identify key risk areas to face to face and e-learning CCO training.

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