HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers will shortly begin a programme of telephoning businesses registered with, and supervised by HMRC under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR).
As part of its review of the Money Laundering Regulations and in order to ensure its effective and proportionate implementation by businesses in the UK, the Treasury has reviewed the risk of money laundering and terrorist finance with HMRC and the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors.
A new set of anti money laundering guides have been published on the HMRC internet site to replace Public Notice MLR8: Preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. The new guides are sector specific and provide detailed guidance in relation to the legislation, risks, record keeping and reporting requirements relevant to each business sector.
In mid June HMRC a paper, which went to some length to describe the activity of the HMRC supervisory team and publish various statistics.
In mid June HMRC published the above paper, which went to some length to describe the activity of the HMRC supervisory team and publish various statistics. This contains some very interesting statistics and some serious areas for concern, especially in the accountancy service providers sector.
Decision on appeal against registration under the Money Laundering Regulations 2003
A First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) decision regarding registration of businesses under the Money Laundering regulations 2003 has now been published.
HMRC Announces important information for Money Service Businesses, High Value Dealers, Trust or Company Service Providers and Accountancy Service Providers who have failed to apply for Money Laundering Regulations Registration.
HMRC announce that a new late registration penalties policy has been introduced for Money Service Businesses, (MSBs) High Value Dealers, (HVDs) Trust or Company Service Providers, (TCSPs) and Accountancy Service Providers (ASPs).
Estate agents and certain consumer credit lenders must register under anti-money laundering regulations before 31 January 2010 to avoid breaking the law, the OFT warned today.
The Money Laundering Regulations supervisory regime is run on a cost recovery basis and the fees paid by customers cover the expense of running the operation. HMRC costs include registering new businesses, contacting and visiting businesses, running an effective risk system, maintaining the register and producing guidance and information for customers.
The annual fee for businesses registered under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 will remain at £120 per premise for the year 2010 – 2011.