I frequently hear the phrase "holding [someone] to account [for]" in American media (for example, this Sam Seder video) and I am under the impression that I have never heard it in British media. Wiktionary defines hold to account as follows:
(transitive) To require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred.
Merriam-Webster defines it as "to hold responsible" (which is less helpful than Wiktionary). I could not find the phrase in this online Cambridge dictionary or in my old edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (1989).
So what would be the British English equivalent of "to hold [someone] to account"? Simply, "to hold [someone] responsible"?