Money Laundering Regulations

20.08.09 HMRC has published its Code of Practice for supervisory purposes for visits to businesses under Money Laundering Regulations (COP28).

HMRC has published its Code of Practice for supervisory purposes for visits to businesses under Money Laundering Regulations (COP28). This Code of Practice tells you what you can expect from HMRC Supervisory staff and what they expect of you when they visit your business under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.

01/01/09 Important Notice for Accountancy Service Providers who have failed to apply for Money Laundering Regulations Registration.

If you are in business as an Accountancy Service Provider and are required to register with HMRC or an approved professional body under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 you are trading illegally if you missed the deadline of 1 January 2009 and may be liable to a penalty or criminal prosecution.

Assets Recovery Agency Merges into SOCA

The Serious Crime Act 2007 extends the Civil Recovery and Taxation powers of the Assets Recovery Agency to SOCA and, also, the Civil Recovery powers to the major prosecuting bodies. This is a significant step towards mainstreaming the powers across law enforcement agencies. The Act also provided for the merger of ARA and SOCA, with the effect that from 1st April 2008, SOCA will undertake civil recovery and tax investigations in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.