61% of you would accept the offer. Unfortunately, as delightful as the weekend sounds, it would appear to be a little too generous a gift. The mere fact that there may be a business relationship between you in the future brings the entire scenario under the remit of the Bribery Act. Whilst you may be able to show that the supplier was not trying to induce improper conduct on your behalf it would be safer to decline his offer. We recommend that all businesses maintain a Gift and Entertainment Register to log all offers and whether they were accepted or declined.
Obviously, the Bribery Act and its connotations are not typically as straightforward as this scenario suggests. For specialist advice on business practice and fraud please contact Claire Wilson or Julie Leonard.