The UK’s supervisory approach to compliance of obliged entities to the Money Laundering Regulations were branded “woefully inadequate” and are failing to block “corrupt money” and terrorist funds, an anti-corruption body has warned.
The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) has published a useful guidance document reminding accounting service providers (oblige practitioners) of the importance of safe-guarding against money laundering.
On 15 July, Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, announced the launch of the Transparency & Trust discussion paper. This sets out a number of proposals aimed at addressing opaque ownership structures and improving the accountability of company directors. The proposed reforms seek to promote growth by improving confidence in the UK as an open and trusted place to invest and do business. Greater transparency and improved trust will mean honest entrepreneurs and investors are more willing to do business in the UK and are not disadvantaged by those who don’t play by the rules.
United Kingdom and Isle of Man to sign enhanced tax information exchange agreement The Government is to sign a tax information sharing agreement with the Isle of Man which will provide HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) with a range of additional information about potentially taxable income in Manx bank accounts. This is part of a […]
The Government today published its response to its consultation on changes to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007. Following this consultation the Government is now taking forward proposals to reduce the regulatory burden imposed by the current regulations, while strengthening the overall anti-money laundering regime.
Some 10,000 passports a year are probably thrown in bins, says the UK’s Identity and Passport Service (IPS). Launching a campaign urging people to keep passports safe, it warns the same number are lost in bars and clubs.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has recently censured and banned three directors from acting as senior managers for failing to meet their supervisory standards
Thousands of pounds confiscated from criminals have been donated to an allotment project in Greater Manchester.
Fraud losses cost the UK £30bn a year. The National Fraud Authority (NFA) has calculated the figure for the first time and said it equated to £621 per adult in the UK. Some 58% of fraud was in the public sector, at a cost of £17bn
A 35-year-old Hunslet man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering as part of an investigation involving the City and Holbeck Proceeds of Crime Team and the Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT).